Pontianak gum

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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

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