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  Synthetic rubber: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term elastomer is often used interchangeably with the term rubber, and is preferred when referring to vulcanisates....
Synthetic rubber serves as a substitute for natural rubber Rubber quick summary:
Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion (known as latex) in the sap of a number of plants but can also be...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sy/synthetic_rubber.htm   (646 words)

 Selecting The Right Glove - Understanding Latex Allergy And Glove Chemistry
However, type I natural latex allergy does not occur in response to synthetic rubber and these gloves are therefore required when treating a patient with known type I hypersensitivity, or for the health care worker who has either become type I sensitized or cannot find a suitable latex glove because of type IV allergy.
Alternately, the surgeon might consider that perhaps the ideal surgical glove is a synthetic rubber, such as polychloroprene (Neoprene) or one of the copolymers that contain styrene and butadiene.
And the surgeon who chooses synthetic rubber gloves should be prepared to potentially sacrifice on glove comfort, dexterity, and grip because the fit, feel, and elasticity of the synthetic materials differ from natural rubber latex.
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 An Introduction To Plastics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the early 19th century natural rubber, based on a polymer now known as "isoprene" and tapped from rubber trees, was in widespread use.
The US government launched a major effort to ramp up synthetic rubber production, and by 1944 a total of 50 factories were manufacturing it, pouring out a volume of the material twice that of the world's natural rubber production before the beginning of the war.
Although acrylics are now well-known for the use in paints and synthetic fibers, such as "fake furs", in their bulk form they are actually very hard and more transparent than glass, and are sold as glass replacements under trade names such as "plexiglas" and "lucite".
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 Technician's Corner
Rubbers are composed chiefly of CARBON and HYDROGEN, but some synthetics also have other elements, e.g., chlorine, fluorine, nitrogen, or silicon.
Natural rubber is obtained as latex, a milky suspension of rubber globules found in a large variety of plants, chiefly tropical and subtropical.
Natural rubber is used chiefly to make tires and inner tubes because it is cheaper than synthetic rubber and has greater resistance to tearing when hot.
www.rcma-rubber.com /tech.asp?image=tech   (221 words)

 Basic Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Asbestos cardboard is a fireproof insulation material made of chrysotile fibers saturated with a synthetic resin of Bakelite.
The most common of asbestos-technical materials is paronite (rubberized asbestos fabric) that consist of a mixture of chrysotile fibers and synthetic rubber, resin or latex.
A controlled use of asbestos means that the employer provides, the employees observe and competent bodies control safe labor conditions according to regulations.
www.ass-chrysotile.ru /termins.htm   (331 words)

 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Tires > Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Looking for more raw materials it acquired huge rubber plantations in Sumatra and was the world's biggest rubber producer by the end of the 1920s.
The Seiberling Brothers were ousted from the company in 1921 during a financial crisis and the firm's bankers Dillon Read put in a new management team.
A year later Goodyear concluded a deal to take over Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the owner of the Dunlop brand, moving Goodyear back to its number one position in the tire industry.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/tir-003.html   (484 words)

The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air.
An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products.
The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia, that coagulates on exposure to air.
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 synthetic, synthetics- WordWeb dictionary definition
Involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
"limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"
"'all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
www.wordwebonline.com /en/SYNTHETIC   (94 words)

 History of Plastics and Plastic Packaging Products - Bakelite
He publicly announced his discovery in 1909, naming it "bakelite." It was originally used for electrical and mechanical parts, finally coming into widespread use in consumer goods in the 1920s.
It was a purely synthetic material, not based on any material or even molecule found in nature.
Conventional "thermoplastics" can be molded and then melted again, but thermoset plastics form bonds between polymer strands when "cured," creating a tangled matrix that cannot be undone without destroying the plastic.
www.packagingtoday.com /introbakelite.htm   (385 words)

 Resin Rubber Fibers Filaments Business Directory - Find Resin Rubber Fibers Filaments Businesses - PR.com
Sportexe Round Rock, TX With offices in Ontario, Texas, and Georgia, Sportexe is dedicated to delivering top notch synthetic turf solutions to each and every client.
Hangzhou Boom Special Rubber Co., Ltd, is a large-scale private enterprise located in Hangzhou, China, specializing in manufacturing...
Manufacturer of Cyclised Rubber Resin derived from natural rubber under the trade name of Resiprene.
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