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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Natural rubbers superior tear strength and excellent resistance to heat buildup continues to make it a favored ingredient for high-performance tires for racecars, trucks, buses and aircraft.
China's General Administration of Customs is believed to have stepped up inspections of mixed rubber, or natural rubber that is improved through addition of chemicals, to ensure importers are not mislabeling shipments as mixed rubber to take advantage of a lower tariff rate on the substance.
The natural rubber industry is ripe for disruption by domestic producers and in doing so, can help secure the economic future of the United States and the people who rely on it.
The company operates 118,000-acre rubber growing and processing facility here, employing approximately 7,000 teammates who harvest and process natural rubber. After processing, the natural rubber is shipped to Bridgestone Americas' tire plants in North America for the manufacture of tires.
Drawing on his nearly 50 years of scientific research on rubber<--synthetic and natural--Kohjiya presents an up-to-date scientific and technological treatment of natural rubber. He describes the history of the Hevea tree and its odyssey from the Amazon to Europe, then to Asia, and eventually around the world, as well as its social background.
maleated natural rubber (MNR) and natural rubber grafted with amine derivative (NR-g-HPM).
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.
Cariflex IR dips great and is very close to natural rubber latex in its ability to provide a great barrier for fluids, purity and hysteresis in a natural rubber protein-free formulation.
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. To accelerate these research activities, the Group has decoded an estimated 1.4 billion base pair (bp) genome for Hevea brasiliensis together with the Genome Informatics Laboratory in the National Institute of Genetics.

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