What is natural rubber sheets?

by Dongrubber on July 5, 2006 · 0 comments

Natural Rubber Sheets consists of suitable polymers of the organic compound isoprene with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water. It is also named India rubber or caoutchouc.

Natural rubber is presently harvested mostly in the form of the latex from certain trees, with the latex is a sticky, milky colloid drawn off. It is by making incisions into the bark and collecting the fluid in vessels, whose process is called tapping. Then the latex is refined into rubber which is prepared for commercial processing. ParĂ¡ rubber tree – Hevea brasiliensis is the major commercial source of natural rubber latex. It is a member of the spurge family – Euphorbiaceae. Since it grows well under cultivation, the species is commonly used. And by producing more latex for several years, it is a properly managed tree responds to wounding.

Natural rubber sheet is applied in many places and products extensively. It can be either alone or in combination with materials else. Natural rubber sheet has a large stretch ratio in most of its useful forms, it has high resilience, and is highly waterproof.

Natural rubber is sensitive to ozone cracking and susceptible to vulcanization because of the presence of a double bond in every repeat unit. It is an ideal polymer for dynamic or static engineering applications.

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