Additives for rubber
Rubber and its applications
The products made with rubber are present in our day to day lives with very diverse applications. This elastic polymer comes from the sap of several plants, emulsified to obtain the latex, or chemical synthesis.
Chemical treatments, including vulcanization, are required to obtain rubber products. The main applications for rubber are the manufacture of tires, waterproof articles, boots and footwear, insulators, clothing, insulating and adhesive tape, conveyor belts, pipes, hoses and cables, among others.