What is the difference between an elastomer and a rubber?

elastomer or rubber

16 Feb What is the difference between an elastomer and a rubber?

Originally, “rubber” referred to a naturally derived (organic) material. The term was first used by an English chemist (Joseph Priestley). Joseph was working with natural rubber and observed that it could “rub out” a pencil mark.

In the past, “rubber” was used to describe materials that occurred naturally in nature; and “elastomer” was used for materials that were produced synthetically … silicone elastomers, for example.

An elastomer is a polymer that shows elastic properties. Since the terms rubber-like and elastomeric mean almost the same thing, the terms “rubber” and “elastomer” are often used interchangeably today to describe silicone elastomers.

According to EU Regulation 2020/1149 and as of August 24th 2023, it is mandatory for all industrial or professional users of diisocynates to successfully complete the training on safe use and handling available at https://www.safeusediisocyanates.eu/

Σύμφωνα με τον κανονισμό της ΕΕ 2020/1149, από τις 24 Αυγούστου 2023, οι βιομηχανικοί και επαγγελματίες χρήστες προϊόντων που περιέχουν διισοκυανικά είναι υποχρεωμένοι να ολοκληρώσουν επιτυχώς την εκπαίδευση στην ασφαλή χρήση και χειρισμό τους, η οποία είναι διαθέσιμη στον ιστότοπο https://www.safeusediisocyanates.eu/.