For many years rubber has been employed to combat corrosion in numerous industries and new applications are continually being found for this versatile material. The accepted method of using rubber has, however, been in the form of sheet linings to concrete or metal tanks, etc., or as structures either constructed from or lined with ebonite. The modern corrosion engineer, however, has rubber at his disposal in yet another form, namely as one of the basic raw materials for a member of the acid‐resisting cement group, i.e. the latex/cements. These cements, whilst being comparative new‐comers to this field, have proved their worth under many widely varying conditions. The purpose of this article is therefore to outline the methods of preparation of these compounds, to detail their rather unique properties and to cover in detail their applications in a number of industries.
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