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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulcanization, vulcanisation(noun)

    process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or to harden them

Wiktionary

  1. vulcanization(Noun)

    A process by which rubber is hardened using heat and sulphur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulcanization(noun)

    the act or process of imparting to caoutchouc, gutta-percha, or the like, greater elasticity, durability, or hardness by heating with sulphur under pressure

Freebase

  1. Vulcanization

    Vulcanization or vulcanisation is a chemical process for converting rubber or related polymers into more durable materials via the addition of sulfur or other equivalent "curatives" or "accelerators". These additives modify the polymer by forming crosslinks between individual polymer chains. Vulcanized materials are less sticky and have superior mechanical properties. A vast array of products are made with vulcanized rubber including tires, shoe soles, hoses, conveyor belts and hockey pucks. The process is named after Vulcan, Roman god of fire. Hard vulcanized rubber is sometimes sold under the brand names ebonite or vulcanite, and is used to make hard articles such as bowling balls and saxophone mouth pieces.

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