rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer that naturally occurs
as a milky colloidal suspension, or latex, in the sap of
exhibits unique physical and chemical properties.
- A rubber/elastomer
is a polymeric material with long flexible molecular chains an
the ability to deform elastically when vulcanised.
Synthetic rubbers are made by the polymerization of a single
monomer or a mixture of monomers to produce polymers.
latex is extracted from Rubber trees.
Natural rubber is a solid product obtained through
coagulating the latex produced by certain plants,
particularly the Brazilian rubber-tree .
The use of rubber is widespread, ranging from household
to industrial products, entering the production stream
at the intermediate stage or as final products.
The flexibility of rubber is often used in hose, tires,
and rollers for a wide variety of devices ranging from
domestic clothes wringers to printing presses
Its elasticity makes it suitable for various kinds of
shock absorbers and for specialized machinery mountings
designed to reduce vibration.
The coefficient of friction of rubber, which is high on
dry surfaces and low on wet surfaces, leads to the use
of rubber both for power-transmission belting and for
water-lubricated bearings in deep-well pumps.
and tubes are the largest consumers of rubber,
accounting for around 56% total consumption in 2005.
Demand for natural rubber, which has increased
steadily over the past 10 years, is expected to grow
at a similar rate in the next decade.
requirement for non-tyre rubber is likely to grow
faster than for the tyre sector as a result of solid
demand in many industrial rubber products.
India's rubber consumption is expected to continue
growing in the next few year, driven by the auto
Demand for rubber from India will continue to
increase quite rapidly, probably next to China in
terms of the rate of growth
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about the Rubber Industry can
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