Vulcanization

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Vulcanization is the process of adding elemental sulfur to natural rubber, also known as isoprene, as a crosslinking agent to strengthen it. It was first discovered by Charles Goodyear while attempting to synthesize a stronger form of natural rubber in order to make tires.