Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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vulcanization

1. The process of reacting rubber with sulfur or other suitable agent so as to change its physical properties in the direction of decreased plastic flow, diminished surface tackiness, and increased tensile strength. See also: SELF-VULCANIZING . 2. The cross linkage of an adhesive substance obtained by the application of heat and catalysts. (309 )




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