sponge rubber

sponge rubber
noun Date: 1886 cellular rubber resembling a natural sponge in structure used especially for cushions, vibration dampeners, weather stripping, and gaskets

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sponge rubber — n. rubber processed so that it has a spongelike texture that is firmer and denser than foam rubber: used for gaskets, rubber balls, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sponge rubber — sponge′ rub′ber n. a light, spongy rubber, usu. prepared by bubbling carbon dioxide through or whipping air into latex; foam rubber …   From formal English to slang

  • sponge rubber — noun : porous or cellular rubber resembling a natural sponge in structure that is made usually by blowing with a gas (as carbon dioxide) liberated during vulcanization by a chemical (as sodium bicarbonate) incorporated in the rubber compound and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sponge rubber — noun rubber latex processed into a sponge like substance …   English new terms dictionary

  • sponge rubber — a light, spongy rubber, usually prepared by bubbling carbon dioxide through or whipping air into latex, used for padding, insulation, gaskets, etc.; foam rubber. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • sponge rubber — porous rubber …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sponge rubber — /spʌndʒ ˈrʌbə/ (say spunj rubuh) noun → foam rubber …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sponge rubber ball (Taprogge System) — A sponge rubber ball serves for tube cleaning and is used for removing fouling from the tubes of shell and tube heat exchangers in general and from the cooling tubes of condensers in particular. For this purpose the ball is used in quantities… …   Wikipedia

  • sponge rubber valve — A sponge rubber lined valve plate attached to a bimetallic strip, which controls the air intake temperature to the carburetor in some BL cars. The bimetallic strip moves the plate up or down according to temperature, in its extreme positions, the …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Sponge (disambiguation) — Sponge may refer to:* Sponges, animals of the phylum Porifera * Sponge (tool), a tool consisting of porous material used for cleaning impervious surfaces ** Sponge rubber tube cleaning ball, serves for tube cleaning in the so called Taprogge… …   Wikipedia

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