natural rubber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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 products
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Usage

In literature:

The result was one of those quick India-rubber scuffles fearful to behold but delightful to human nature in its polliwog state.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Most of them, naturally, were wrapped with rubber or gutta-percha, after the fashion of a submarine cable.
"The History of the Telephone" by Herbert N. Casson
The natural advantages here are simply great for rubber.
"The Flying U's Last Stand" by B. M. Bower
And rubber makes a belt around the world in its natural as well as in its manufactured form.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
He had not expected that of the India-rubber nature he had attributed to Mrs. Westangle.
"Fennel and Rue" by William Dean Howells
I just naturally drifted to one side and continued my little private corner in crude rubber.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Rubber is not rare in nature, for it is contained in almost every milky juice.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Mixed with equal portions of natural gum, it has all the qualities of india-rubber, and is twenty-four per cent.
"Spanish Life in Town and Country" by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
The artificial India rubber found floating in the liquid upon analysis showed all the constituents of natural rubber.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
A span of bullocks arn't a nice thing to dance over a fellow, even if he is by natur' like a bit of Indy-rubber.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
It was an imitation snake, made of rubber and colored up to look very natural.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
The result was one of those quick india-rubber scuffles fearful to behold, but delightful to human nature in its polliwog state.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Naturally there must be, in all factories, some defective rubber of this grade.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
It is claimed that "synthetic" rubber is exactly the same as natural rubber, although some users say it is not quite the same.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
They listened to him good-naturedly, but with evident incredulity, when suddenly he dropped the rubber on the stove, which was red hot.
"Inventors" by Philip Gengembre Hubert
Rubber and palm oil are natural forest products of the coastal zone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

Announced that locations for a guayule research farm and associated process research center have been selected as part of a process to find alternatives to natural rubber for making tires.
Revision of D7661 - 10 Standard Test Method for Determining Compatibility of Personal Lubricants with Natural Rubber Latex Condoms.
It is well known that natural rubber latex adhesives, extracted from the rubber tree of Hevea Brasiliensis, contain antigenic proteins that may cause adverse immune responses in some individuals, such as latex allergy.
Natural Rubber Latex Adhesive Issues.
This home in northern Illinois emphasizes its natural surroundings both inside and out, with a rubber tree growing in the living room.—Stefanos Chen.
That's correct: Yokohama combines the oil from orange peels with natural rubber to create a compound that improves performance characteristics in the Ascend while using renewable materials.
These ISO-certified resins are ideally suited for EVA/SBC-based hot melts, solvent-based acrylic and natural rubber-based PSAs.
Kathy Anderson / The Times-Picayune Kyle Berner of New Orleans started Feelgoodz, a flip-flop made from natural rubber.
WK39091 Standard Test Method for Determining Compatibility of Personal Lubricants with Natural Rubber Latex Condoms.
Continuously decreasing availability and increasing costs create incentives to identify suitable alternatives to natural rubber.
Adhesive formulators have blended natural rubber latex with small amounts of styrene-butadiene latex , albeit with a negative impact on adhesive performance.
Rancho 's RS7000MTs come with protective shock boots, natural rubber bushings, hardware, and stickers.
Ground Support Products 'Soft Ride' tires are made of 100% natural rubber in a 3-stage construction.
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In science:

This mean shear modulus is linear in temperature T , reflecting its entropic nature, a result that confirms this aspect of the classical theory of rubber elasticity.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
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