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synthetic rubber

any of several substances similar to natural rubber in properties and uses, produced by the polymerization of an unsaturated hydrocarbon, as butylene or isoprene, or by the copolymerization of such hydrocarbons with styrene, butadiene, or the like. Unabridged
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  • It specialises in designing and testing synthetic rubber compounds.
  • He says synthetic rubber cannot be used, as there is a strong tradition of using natural rubber.
  • Nitrile gloves-synthetic rubber gloves for handling natural history specimens that may have been treated with poisonous chemicals.
  • The facility manufactured an ingredient in synthetic rubber called butadiene.
  • It also runs on synthetic rubber tires, a product of seriously heavy science.
  • Polyisobutylene is a synthetic rubber that is impermeable to air.
  • Avoid applying synthetic rubber roofing over areas of high humidity.
  • Valve seats shall be made of new synthetic rubber and may be reinforced by the manufacturer.
  • It was also used to make fireworks, ammunition, and synthetic rubber.
  • Styrene is a chemical used to make latex, synthetic rubber, and polystyrene resins.
British Dictionary definitions for synthetic rubber

synthetic rubber

any of various synthetic materials, similar to natural rubber, made by polymerizing unsaturated hydrocarbons, such as isoprene and butadiene
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