What are the drawbacks of natural rubber

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Year : Dec15

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Natural rubber is a polymer of isoprene. Has good wear resistance, high elasticity, tensile strength and elongation.But still it has some drawbacks like-

1- Get damaged under the action of strong acid, ozone, oils, greases and fats.

2- Not recommended for use in alcohols, esters, or among the aromatic solution.

3- Low temperature properties.

4- Higher raw material prices.

5- Does not apply to hot water being.

6- Cannot be used in power transmission systems.

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