An industrial process that strengthens natural rubber. Because it requires great heat, the process was named after the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.
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The discovery of the vulcanization process acted as a very great stimulus to the rubber industry.Rubber|Edith A. Browne
Goodyear lived for sixteen years after his discovery of the vulcanization process.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
Mr. Goodyear had not yet discovered, however, the process of vulcanization, upon which the rubber industry is founded.
In india-rubber combs the teeth are moulded to shape and the whole hardened by vulcanization.
Goodyear had discovered the process which afterwards came to be known as “vulcanization.”