Expertise

Expertise

Mates history

Mates condoms logoLifeStyles has a history dating back to 1905 when Eric Ansell first started making condoms in Richmond Australia. Today LifeStyles is a Global leader in the sexual wellness sector, comprising a broad range of condom, personal lubricant and other related products. LifeStyles is the world’s #2 condom company with leading latex brands such as LifeStyles®, Jissbon®, Manix®, Unimil®, Blowtex® and others, as well as the fast-growing, highly-innovative non-latex condom brand SKYN®.

History

Mates Quality Charter

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Mates reputation for fault-free products is not the result of mere chance but of rigorous manufacturing processes and a strict programme of tests and quality checks. Such perfectionism has not gone unnoticed, and the company is proud of its CE and BSI Kitemark credentials together with its ISO certifications.

International Standard ISO 4074 : 2002 for male condoms manufactured in latex.

The ISO 4074 : 2002 standard involves strict conformity to rigorous procedures demanded by manufacturers.

Every product marketed in Europe has to satisfy the rigorous demands of ISO standards and to have been awarded the CE stamp of approval.

The tests demanded by ISO 4074 : 2002 are as follows :

Specifications relating to the size of the condoms

Volume and bursting pressure

Strength and durability

Correct labelling and packaging.


This standard is a major indicator of quality, and all of our products at Mates meet its demands without difficulty.

BSI Kitemark for male latex condoms.

The BSI Kitemark mark of quality is the most rigorous in the field, as it imposes checks on every batch of condoms produced. Thanks to such standards and checks, you can be confident of using a condom that is of excellent quality and is as safe as it can be made to be.

Quality