Quality Control

Durex has over 80 years of experience of manufacturing condoms. So it’s safe to say that every single one is the product of a process that’s tried and tested.

That starts with the bare basics. So all of our condoms use only the finest quality raw materials. Then each is tested electronically.

"There are stringent International Standards for condoms to meet. Our samples go through the air inflation test to check for burst strength and elasticity". The international standard for the air burst test is for the condom to contain 18 litres of air. But our requirement is for 22 litres.

All condom types are also dermatologically tested.

In fact, if one sample doesn’t pass any of our tests, the whole batch of condoms doesn’t leave the factory.

Now, as well as pushing the boundaries of product testing, we are also constantly undertaking research projects – looking for new ways to improve our products or spotting new trends in sexual behaviour 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.

Durex is ranked as the top-selling Condom brand based on consumers value sales (fixed rate sterling) Claimed based on information aggregated and reported in part from data supplied by Nielsen through its Retail Measurement Services and in part from data inputs from other suppliers for the Condom category (Reckitt Benckiser defined) for the 12 month period ending February 2014, for the defined Reckitt Benckiser geographic focus.