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What Is Vulcanization?

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Rubber has been used for centuries for so many different things. Natural rubber was cured in various ways to make it stronger and to make it easier for people to work with. However, the curing process wasn’t perfect, so for many years, people tried to come up with ways to make rubber work better. One very successful process was vulcanization. But, what exactly is vulcanization? Vulcanization Vulcanization is a process which takes natural rubber and heats it up and adds various chemicals (generally sulfur or sulfur-based) to strengthen and toughen the rubber up. Read More»