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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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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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.
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