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 proper vulcanization is of the greatest importance in determining the durability of the stamp.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians|William K. David
Goodyear lived for sixteen years after his discovery of the vulcanization process.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
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.”
Mr. Goodyear had not yet discovered, however, the process of vulcanization, upon which the rubber industry is founded.