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Global: Rubber in seismic technologies
 
The damaging impact of earthquakes to life and property prompts for new technologies to be incorporated into design and construction of buildings. These include using rubber polymers for structural reinforcement, says Angelica Buan in this article. The major quakes that jolted Japan in 2011, and this year in Nepal as well as the Malaysian state of Sabah, tested the integrity of structures against seismic forces and sparked a lesson or two on preparedness and thoughtful structural planning.Rubber has been a widely used material for this purpose.

 

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