natural rubber


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Noun1.natural rubber - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of productsnatural rubber - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
foam rubber - spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery
latex - a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
crepe rubber - crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
cold rubber - a rubber made at low temperatures (5 degrees Centigrade) which is tougher than conventional rubber and is often used in car tires
ebonite, hard rubber, vulcanite - a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
Para rubber - a type of natural rubber obtained from tropical South American trees
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Global natural rubber consumer markets are primarily concentrated in China, India, Europe, Japan, etc.
A market source indicated that natural and synthetic rubber are both essential raw materials for tires, and that the reduction in supplies of natural rubber will confront tire makers with declining profits in the fourth quarter.
The Bridgestone Group has been conducting basic research into molecular breeding of Hevea brasiliensis using genetic information, to enhance the productivity of natural rubber.
The Bridgestone Group (the Group)has been conducting basic research into molecular breeding of Hevea brasiliensis to enhance the productivity of natural rubber.
Health care workers are at high risk for exposure to natural rubber latex (NRL) and commercial cleaning solutions; risk assessment and appropriate control measures should be implemented to minimize exposure to allergens and irritants and to reduce the risk of workers for developing occupational asthma.
Lim said the meeting was prompted by a drop in the price of natural rubber on the world market.
After the conference, a copy of A Novel "Protein-Free" Natural Rubber Latex: Properties and Applications can be downloaded from http://www.
With over 300 medical applications, there is a large market in the medical device industry for Guayule natural rubber latex, which can be used in medical gloves, condoms and catheters, as well as natural chewing gum bases for drug delivery systems," Mr.
With crude oil prices coming down from $145 per barrel in the first week of July 2008 to the below $50 level by December, a situation has emerged where synthetic rubber, a substitute for natural rubber, can be produced cheaply.
Under the circumstances that the planting acreage of natural rubber is hard to grow effectively and agricultural labor is decreasing rapidly, the supply and demand situation will be tighter and demand gap will be enlarged.
In particular, China imported even a larger number of raw rubbers, of which compound rubber and synthetic rubber quite outnumbered the natural rubber.

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