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- noun a chemical reaction which changes the physical properties of elastomers
- A chemical process in which a rubber compound becomes less plastic, more resistant to swelling by organic liquids, and more elastic, and its elastic properties are extended over a greater temperature range.
- A process that helps rubber becomes elastic, tough, and resistant to cold, heat, abrasions, water, and many chemicals. Although there are various processes utilized for this purpose, the most common involve heating rubber with sulfur.