vulcanization

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vulcanization,

n the process of treating crude rubber to improve such qualities as strength and hardness. This process usually involves heating the rubber with sulfur in the presence of moisture, the sulfur uniting with the rubber to produce saturated double bonds.
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In fact, this model works quite well in simulations of rubber vulcanization.
Magill and Demin, "Using real-time impedance measurement to monitor and control rubber vulcanization during cure," Rubber World 221 (1999) 3, pp.
91) Influence of CBS surface treatment on its reactivity in rubber vulcanization.
The objective of this article is to familiarize the rubber industry with impedance monitoring as a means of measuring rubber vulcanization.