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in Materials Science the word elastomer refers to a material which is very elastic, like rubber. The word elastic is often used colloquially to refer to an elastomeric material such as rubber or cloth/rubber combinations.

holding things together, e.g. with a rubber band

flexibly moving something over a thick to a thin part, as in clothing put on over the head, hips, hands, feet, and elastic necklaces, bracelets, watcharmbands. An alternative in many of these cases (not for socks) is a closing device such as buttons, a zipper, laces, Velcro, a buckle, a snap

flexibly making airtight or fluidtight connections as in a hose or condom

flexibly cushioning (a shock absorber) as with tires and for the soles of shoes, and under the legs of chairs, under vibrating equipment, on a door or door-post, on bumper cars, etc.

See also bias tape, sewing, tailoring, dressmaker, zippers, rhinestones, rivets, sequins, velcro, trimming.
The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/elastic).  1/18/06

This type of tape is used in garment production.
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