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  • n. Alternative spelling of vulcanization.

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  • n. 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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  • My fourth question was about the inventor of vulcanisation who went on to make tyres for cars.

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  • The vulcanisation of these rubbers was made possible by the usual methods used for natural rubber, with the introduction of unsaturated monomeric units (terpolymers containing ethylene and propylene).

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  • Goodyear developed the vulcanisation process by mixing sulphur with virgin rubber on his wife's stove in their kitchen.

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  • This is how controlled vulcanisation of the LSR component is reliably assured.

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  • When vulcanisation failed the general moved on, but Adams, left with a tonne of the stuff to shift, came up with what turned out to be a brilliant idea.

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  • The style became even more practical after a business associate of Charles Goodyear - the man who perfected the vulcanisation of rubber - applied Goodyear's invention to the production of footwear.

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  • I am told in Chauny that he came here only a few years ago, inspected the chemical works, looked into the composition of certain heaps of rubbish thrown aside even by the sagacious managers of these works, and setting up near one of the canals a genuine wooden American shed, so applied to what he found in this rubbish certain processes for the vulcanisation of indiarubber as to produce at very low cost certain articles for which a great and increasing demand exists, and thus founded a considerable industry here.

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