Process Category
Unsaturated Monomer Polymerization

There are several different types of Synthetic Rubber that companies and researchers have developed since World War II. Because of this, how they are made differs slightly. Step 1: Refine the source material Manufacturers begin by refining the source material, usually oil or coal. This process lets them derive a substance with the correct molecular weight. Step 2: Create polymers The next step is to create polymers (long molecules) that will give synthetic rubber its desirable properties. Step 3: Add Chemical Agents The next step is to add compounds that encourage the polymer molecules to form polymer chains. These chains give synthetic rubber its superior qualities. Step 4: Vulcanisation The vulcanisation process then transforms these polymer chains into a more durable material ready for industrial-scale application. Step 5: Shaping Lastly, manufacturers shape synthetic rubber into products, such as O-rings, gaskets, tires, shoe soles, and so on.

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