After cure

Continuation of the vulcanization process after the main cure has completed.

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Age resistance

the ability of a material to resist deterioration caused by ageing.

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Ageing

Change of material properties during exposure to a deteriorating environment. Can also refer to controlled exposure of rubber samples to a variety of deteriorating influences

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Air Checks/Traps

Surface marks or depressions caused by the trapping of air between the rubber surfaces being cured and the mould surface.

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Aliphatic

A major group of organic compounds with straight chains of carbon atoms. Three sub-groups that comprise aliphatic hydrocarbons are paraffins (alkanes) olefins(alkenes) and acetylene(alkynes)

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Ambient temperature

Temperature of the environment surrounding a given point of application.

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