Synthetic & Silicone Rubbers

  • J. I. Meardon
Part of the Macmillan Engineering Evaluations book series (MECS)


Rubbers, like other plastics materials, are chemically long-chain polymeric materials. Natural rubber and many of the synthetic rubbers (or elastomers) are based on a chain of interlinked carbon atoms; the chains may themselves be further cross-linked to modify the properties of the material. The exception is the family of silicone elastomers, in which the basic chain is made from alternate silicon and oxygen atoms.


Natural Rubber Silicone Rubber Volume Resistivity Natural Rubber Vulcanisate Require Mechanical Property 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. Meardon
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  1. 1.Formerly of the Rubber and Plastics Research AssociationUK

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