Rubbers play a vital role in widespread industries including automobile, aeronautics, electrical/electronics, materials handling, and healthcare. From mechanical components to storage lining and insulation, choosing the right material is crucial. This comprehensive reference on rubber materials examines the structure-property relationships of natural rubbers and their applications. The book also covers synthetic, hydrocarbon, oil-resistant, special, high-performance, polyurethane, and thermoplastic rubbers. Topics also include polymerization, rubber blending, polyurethanes, and rubber compounding techniques and materials.