An elastic exudation that comes from the Dyera costulata and Dyera laxifolia trees that are native to Borneo and Malaysia. Pontianak gum is a rubber-like material that is similar to balata, chicle and gutta-percha. It is used to make high friction coatings and insulation.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Dyera costulata; Dyera laxifolia; goma Pontiac (Esp.); jelutong
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 629
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997