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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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Violent clashes erupted between the settlers and the Palestinians at the northern entrance of the nearby Balata refugee camp.
Nablus, December 03 (BNA) - Hundreds of Israeli settlers performed early Tuesday prayers and religious rituals in Joseph's Tomb under Israeli army protection near Balata refugee camp east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus
Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided a neighborhood in the city of Nablus and the vicinity of Balata refugee camp, where confrontations erupted between residents and soldiers who fired tear gas heavily at them.
In the showdown, police officers took up rooftops on the edges of the Balata refugee camp, next to the city of Nablus, and over several hours exchanged sporadic fire with gunmen from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
They said two of them were killed when an Israeli combat helicopter fired four missiles at a residential area in the densely populated Balata refugee camp near Nablus.
Hamas has called on Palestinians to set out on demonstrations to protest IDF operations in Nablus and the Balata refugee camp.
Yesterday an Israeli aircraft killed two Palestinians laying a bomb in the Gaza Strip, near the border fence with Israel and later Israeli troops killed two Palestinians during a military operation in the Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank.
He was left with just 15 per cent of his hearing, which made him a prisoner in his home at the Balata refugee camp in Nablus.
An Israeli spokesman said the boy, from the Balata refugee camp, was freed after questioning.
He is to make an official complaint to the UN Human Rights Commission, saying soldiers violated the Geneva convention by preventing ambulances carrying injured Palestinians from leaving the Balata refugee camp.
Two more were killed in Tulkarem and the Balata refugee camp next to Nablus.
The Israeli government said Wednesday it will expel a Japanese activist who was detained last Saturday along with seven other foreign activists at the Balata refugee camp in the Palestinian-ruled West Bank town of Nablus.