Questions tagged [rubber]
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Can fat make rubber gloves stiff?
Sometimes I use dishwashing gloves when carving cooked duck, which is very fatty. I have noticed that over time my dishwashing gloves seem to be shrinking a little bit and getting stiff. Could this be ...
A durable rubber type material that can flex easily but return to its original shape very fast
I'm looking for a durable rubber type of material for a guitar pick holder. The material I'm looking for will need to have flexibility to pick individual notes of a guitar, but needs to return to its ...
What gives natural rubber a permanent shiny finishing?
Natural rubber is made by vulcanizing latex mixed with sulphur. Commonly, the resulting natural rubber is dull instead of shiny. However, there are also products made out of natural rubber that are ...
Cleaning of chlorbutyl plungers
This is my first post, so please bear with me. At work I have some chlorobutyl plungers that I need to clean from any residual material that might be left after production. A colleague of mine told ...
How to make sure molded silicone rubber adheres to the ABS mold?
For one of my experiments I need to coat a 3D printed ABS part with a thin layer of silicon rubber: Basically I want to make sure the molded silicon will adhere to one mold (the negative side in ...
Do there exist any elastomers that do not contain carbon?
Elastomers (rubbery materials) that I know of either have a carbon backbone or a silicone backbone with carbon-containing side chains. Do there exist any elastomers that do not contain carbon atoms? ...
Overtreatment of vintage rubber parts with Wintergreen oil
I have read in many places that treating old rubber parts with wintergreen (methyl salicylate) will soften the rubber again. The method I chose was on this website . I have seen many ways to do the ...
Organic solvent that won’t attack either PET or butyl rubber?
I am looking for a suitable organic solvent for dissolving dried-on polyurethane adhesive on a substrate of nylon/butyl/polyester. Acetone is ruled out because it attacks polyester (PET) and Toluene ...
Can ethanol and heat during distillation cause degradation/dissolution of vinyl tubing leading hot vapors of the distillate to the condenser?
I'm a chemist and a qa lab, and we occasionally test herbal remedy products from one of our customers for alcohol content using a distillation, then using the specific gravity of the distillate to ...
Synthetic rubber coagulation
Is it possible to make crepe rubber from combining a synthetic rubber emulsion (Styrene Butadiene Emulsion) and a strong acid?