elas·to·mer | \ i-ˈla-stə-mər \

Definition of elastomer 

: any of various elastic substances resembling rubber polyvinyl elastomers

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elastomeric \i-ˌla-stə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective

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According to the company's website, Kuraray America, Inc. produces dental, fiber, resin and elastomer products. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Fire, explosion at Pasadena chemical plant," 19 May 2018 Researchers made thin kirigami films by placing liquid elastomer, rubber solution, into 3-D-printed molds. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ancient Paper Cutting Techniques and 3D Printing Help Make a Bandage That Can Actually Stay on Your Knee," 28 Mar. 2018 And its flexible tail flicking back and forth is not made of muscle and scales, but elastomer. Matt Simon, WIRED, "MIT Unleashes a Hypnotic Robot Fish to Help Save the Oceans," 21 Mar. 2018 Collectively, the three companies sell coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, plastics, construction, food, personal care, cosmetics, graphic arts, oil and gas, rubber, textiles, and other products. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Towson-based chemical distributor acquires competitors in Massachusetts, Texas," 24 July 2017 Bottom line: $230 PING G ANSER Tech talk: Made from 17-4 stainless steel, the G Anser has aluminum inserts that cover the entire face and are backed by elastomer to improve sound and feel. Al Petersen, Orange County Register, "Updated putters will have you getting on a roll and posting better scores," 2 May 2017 The thermoplastic elastomer layer also enhances the feel through impact. Al Petersen, Orange County Register, "Updated putters will have you getting on a roll and posting better scores," 2 May 2017 Stamps of PP (polypropylene), PPO (polyphenylene oxide) and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) indicate plastics that smear easily when ground or machine sanded. John Decker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Fix Car Bumper Scratches," 7 Feb. 2017 Using the already commercially available gecko tape, Kizilkan attached the tape to a film of liquid crystalline elastomers—a substance made of polymer chains that elongate when exposed to ultraviolet light. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Scientists Can Turn This Gecko-Inspired Gripping Device On or Off With the Flick of a Light," 24 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of elastomer

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elastomer

elastic + -o- + -mer

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