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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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One of the difficulties is that Tell Balata experiences low visitation levels, of both the domestic audience and international tourists.
The Joseph Tomb in the village of Balata of Nablus remains one of the key sources of tension between Israelis and Palestinians.
"There has been a lot of support from the people in the streets, men and women, and a lot of interaction," Balata says.
Balata and Tom McLaughlin (far left) hold off rivals Kaabari and Maswerte to land the 7f handicap
Other varieties of NR came from balata, guayule and gutta-percha.
The boy, Khaled Walweel, was in his home in the Balata camp when he was killed by a stray bullet to the head.
An Al Aqsamember initially said al-Abed's car was apparently hit by an Israeli tank shell fired from a mountain top post overlooking Balata.
An Israeli spokesman said the boy, from the Balata refugee camp, was freed after questioning.
The troops had pulled out of Nablus on Monday after a two week operation focused around the Balata refugee camp, in which soldiers arrested dozens of suspected militants.
Regai Rayan, 20, of Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was shot in the back after youths threw rocks at an Israeli tank, said Palestinian witnesses.
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.