The importance of high quality natural or synthetic rubber is often undermined. The use of rubber in different industries is so crucial that if we remove it from the picture, many industrial processes would come to a screeching halt, as the factories come to a standstill.
Rubber is not only crucial in the industries but also has an importance in our day-to-day life, even though we are not aware of it.
Rubber has some important characteristics that make them ideal for different uses:
These interesting combinations of properties make rubber an ideal material for many processes.
Rubber is a versatile material that has several uses. It has a variety of uses, and if you look closely you will find rubber everywhere:
The list can go on as rubber alongside plastic has so many applications and there can be so many variations of rubber. These different variations are achieved through the different chemical additives.
Both types of rubbers have their own use and application. Natural rubber is obtained from trees. Certain trees secrete special chemical called latex which is then processed to make rubber. While synthetic rubber is petroleum based and made through polymerization in a chemical lab.
Natural rubbers are tougher, i.e. they are more resistant to wear, but do not age well i.e., they start degrading over time. Natural rubber also doesn’t go well with certain chemicals.
Synthetic rubber, on the other hand, is more resistant to chemicals and does not degrade as much over time. It also retains structure at higher temperatures.
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