OUR EXPERTISE IN SEXUAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Durex was founded by LA Jackson in 1915 and was called The London Rubber Company. Durex has over 80 years of experience manufacturing condoms and for over 80 years we have been bringing couples together. So, it’s safe to say that we know our way inside and outside of the bedroom. Every single condom is the product of a process that’s tried and tested. That starts with the bare basics, all our condoms use the finest quality raw materials which is then tested electronically and we take samples from every batch, inflate it with air to test their strength.
International standards demand that a condom can contain 18 liters of air in this ‘air burst test’. A Durex condom will typically expand to hold 40 liters of air without bursting. (Just one example of us not just meeting worldwide safety quality standards – but exceeding them.) Sample condoms are also filled with water to make sure they don’t leak. (To be on the safe side, we conduct about two million of these water tests per month.) All condom types are also dermatologically tested.
Every single condom is electronically tested, to confirm freedom from holes, before being released for sale. We are pushing the boundaries every further on our product testing as we are constantly undertaking research projects – looking for new ways to improve our products or spotting new trends in sexual behavior that may lead to whole new product areas.
This means that we have collected a goldmine of information that’s regularly consulted by health ministries, hospitals, scientists, academics and other sexual health bodies. So…there you have it; the best processes, making the best products, backed by the smartest thinking.
Maybe that’s why millions of people across the world trust Durex every day.