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Any of various polymers having the elastic properties of natural rubber.

e·las′to·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) any material, such as natural or synthetic rubber, that is able to resume its original shape when a deforming force is removed
[C20: from elastic + -mer]
elastomeric adj


(ɪˈlæs tə mər)

an elastic substance occurring naturally, as natural rubber, or produced synthetically, as butyl rubber.
[1935–40; elast (ic) + -o- + -mer]
e•las`to•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.elastomer - any of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
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Key statement: Elastomer composition having a self-sealing property which can be used in particular as a puncture-resistant layer in an inflatable article, based on at least (phr meaning parts by weight per 100 parts of solid elastomer): a blend of at least two solid elastomers, a polybutadiene or butadiene copolymer elastomer, referred to as "elastomer A" and a natural rubber or synthetic polyisoprene elastomer, referred to as "elastomer B," the elastomer A:elastomer B ratio by weight being within a range from 10:90 to 90:10; between 30 and 90 phr of a hydrocarbon resin; from 0 to less than 30 phr of filler.
If so, you may like to read a recent roadmap regarding UK Elastomers, published by the Polymer Group within the KTN's Materials Community.
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DuPont will purchase The Dow Chemical Company's remaining equity interest in the companies' joint venture DuPont Dow Elastomers (DDE) for $87 million once Dow exercises an option to acquire certain assets of the company.
Thus, most elastomers are swellable but not "wettable," says Isao Noda, a polymer scientist with Procter & Gamble in Cinnati.
A newly revised product guide highlights this developer and supplier of innovative polymers, including synthetic elastomers and specialty chemicals.
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