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Compound

A compound is a mixture of base polymer and other chemicals that form a finished rubber material. More precisely, a compound refers to a specific blend of chemical ingredients tailored for particular required characteristics to optimize performance in specific services.

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Elastomer

Synonymous with "rubber", Elastomer is defined as a high molecular weight polymer that can be modified to a state exhibiting little plastic flow and rapid, nearly complete recovery from an extending or compressing force.

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