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<div class="news_item">#389<div class="news_title">Word of the day: Vulcanize

Posted by dandriff on Monday September 14, 2009@08:25AM

define: vulcanize

  1. undergo vulcanization; "vulcanize rubber"
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  1. Vulcanization or vulcanisation refers to a specific curing process of rubber involving high heat and the addition of sulfur or other equivalent curatives. ...
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  1. To treat rubber with heat and (usually) sulphur to harden it and make it more durable
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vulcanize
  1. vulcanized - cured: (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)
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  1. vulcanization - process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or to harden them
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  1. vulcanization - A process by which rubber is hardened using heat and sulphur
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vulcanization
  1. vulcanization - an irreversible process during which a rubber compound through a change in its chemical structure (for example: cross-linking) becomes less plastic and more resistant to swelling by organic liquids and elastic properties are conferred, improved, or extended over a greater range of temperature.
www.lauren.com/glossary.aspx
  1. To improve the strength, resiliency, and freedom from stickiness and odor of rubber, for example, by combining with sulfur or other additives in ...
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  1. The process of treating crude or synthetic rubber with heat and pressure to give it useful properties, such as elasticity, strength and stability.
www.kerrlab.com/index/kerrlab-jewelry-education-miscellaneousinformation-glossary
  1. vulcanization - in plastics, a chemical reaction where the physical properties of an elastomer are changed by causing it to react with sulfur or other cross-linking agent; (2) ceramics, the formation of a liquid phase that upon cooling becomes a glass bonding matrix.

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