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balata

(băl`ətə), nonelastic natural rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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 obtained as a latexlatex,
emulsion of a polymer (e.g., rubber) in water (see colloid). Natural latexes are produced by a number of plants, are usually white in color, and often contain, in addition to rubber, various gums, oils, and waxes.
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 from the South American tree Manikara bidentata and from related trees. Its properties are similar to those of gutta-perchagutta-percha
, natural latex obtained from Palaquium gutta and several other evergreen trees of East Asia. The latex, collected by felling or girdling the tree, is allowed to coagulate and is then washed, purified, and molded into bricks for shipping.
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, and its processing and uses are essentially the same. It is sometimes called gutta balata.

balata

[bə′läd·ə]
(materials)
A hard substance, similar to gutta-percha, used mainly in golf balls and belting, which is made by drying the milky juice of the bully tree (Manilkara bidentata). Also known as gutta-balata.
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Meanwhile, witnesses from Balata refugee camp said that occupation soldiers fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs which caused suffocation cases inside the homes of the Balata refugee camp.
During the filming they found themselves in the middle of a street battle at Balata refugee camp in Nablus.
Separately, Israeli forces arrested two Palestinians in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus who led them to two suicide-bomb belts in their apartment ready for use.
Yesterday, speaking from the heart of the Balata refugee camp on the outskirts of Nablus, he told of how he and others had been attacked by soldiers from the Israel Defence Force while they tried to get medical help to a two-year-old boy shot in the leg by a rubber bullet.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted a Palestinian security sources as saying that the two Palestinian children injured near Balata refugee camp in Nablus were shot by fugitives.
A Palestinian woman and girl peer from their home in the Balata refugee camp
Israeli troops battle their way into the Balata Refugee Camp and into another camp in Jenin, killing at least 11 Palestinians, including Kayed Abu Mustafa, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades.
The forces entered Balata refugee camp and arrested Imad Khalil Walwel, 36, after searching his house and confiscating his computer device.
Ibrahim Hassouna, aged 21, from the Balata refugee camp near Nablus, left a farewell video.
She was arrested at the Balata Refugee Camp where she went to provide a human shield escorting injured Palestinians to ambulances or clinics.
The bombing comes hours after Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade militant Mahmoud Titi and his two companions were assassinated in an Israeli missile attack at the Balata refugee camp near Nablus).
Israeli troops arrested Sarsak as he travelled from Gaza to join his team at the Balata Refugee Camp near Nablus in the occupied West Bank three years ago.