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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A 90 per cent reduction in the quantities of MgO and ZnO required during vulcanisation, achieved through using a multifunctional accelerator - allowing [TEXT INCOMPLETE IN ORIGINAL SOURCE.