Definition of vulcanization in English:



(also British vulcanisation)

See vulcanize

‘It is used in the manufacture of antioxidants, pharmaceuticals, dyes, and in the vulcanization of rubber.’
  • ‘Natural rubbers, before vulcanization, tend to be sticky and soft at high temperatures, while at low temperatures they are brittle and stiff, making them difficult to process.’
  • ‘Aniline is used in the manufacture of a number of products including dyes, pharmaceuticals, antioxidants, and vulcanization accelerators in rubber compounds.’
  • ‘Fatty acids are incorporated into rubber during the vulcanization process.’
  • ‘Ten years later, Charles Goodyear developed the process of vulcanization, which made rubber more stable in a variety of temperatures.’



/ˌvəlk(ə)nəˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌvəlk(ə)nəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌvəkəˌnīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌvəkəˌnaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/