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2. Charles Goodyear, an American inventor, was the first
person to discover the process of vulcanization.
1. Vulcanization is the process of combining sulfur or other
chemicals to create a stronger, more durable polymer.
3. The word "vulcanize" stems from an Egyptian hawk, the
Vulca, believed to prey on field mice found near rubber trees.
4. Perfect plasticity is a property of materials to undergo
large shear deformation without any increase of shear stress.
5. Polystyrene is a soft, easy to form plastic that is used for
medical tubing.
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