Rubberized fabric

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A fabric coated or impregnated with natural or synthetic rubbers. Rubberized fabric was first developed in Scotland by Charles Macintosh in 1823. His latex coated fabric, called Mackintosh cloth, was used for waterproof coats. Rubberized fabric is used for crib sheets, hospital sheets, tarps, and rainwear.

Synonyms and Related Terms

rubberized cloth; rubber coated fabric; rubber fabric; Mackintosh cloth; tissu caoutchouté (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 202
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996