Rubber products are made of a flexible material that can return to its original shape after substantial deformation. The most well-known rubber is natural rubber which is made from the milky latex of the tree Hevea brasiliensis. Natural rubber is still significant in the industrial world, but it now battles with artificial alternatives such as neoprene or silicone.
Rubber's effectiveness is based on the distinctive elasticity of its basic polymer molecules. These molecules are composed of thousands of isoprene monomers, which are capable recovering their coiled shape after being stretched to great extents.
Rubber's properties of elasticity, adhesiveness, and electrical resistance make it functional as an adhesive, molding compound, and electrical insulator. The material is water repellent and resistant to certain chemicals, oils, and solvents; in addition, rubber reacts better to aging and weathering then alternative materials.