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Subject: Latex Vulcanization
Posted by: Francisco Simões
E-mail: voyager(at)esoterica(dot)pt(no spam)
I´ve brought a 1 liter can of LATEX or Isoprene.
My goal is to make some solid rubber parts.
Now, my problem is how do liquid LATEX transforms into a hard rubber block?
Until now, I only get thin layers of rubber, when the liquid is exposed to
In such conditions, It forms a surface skin isolating the liquid below.
I´ve read something about hardeding LATEX using sulfur as a crosslinking
agent.This is the old vulcanization method that also needs heat.
Now, can anybody tell me how in detail this process of vulcanization could
I mean ideal temperatures, percentages of sulfur or any other reagents,procedures etc, etc...
Thanks in advance
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