[Tagging] Fall protection mats on playgrounds

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 21:56:26 UTC 2021

Re: “ To my understanding "rubber" implies a caoutchouc based material”

No, in English “Rubber” includes any kind of flexible / elastic material
which is somewhat similar to natural rubber, eg waterproof or rubbery

“ an elastic
<https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/elastic> substance
<https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/substance> (= that
stretches <https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/stretch>)
either from the juice
<https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/juice> of particular
<https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/tropical> trees
<https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/sycamore> or


“* rubber*. [uncountable] a strong substance that can be stretched and does
not allow liquids to pass through it, used for making tyres, boots, etc. It
is made from the liquid (= sap) inside a tropical plant or is produced
using chemicals.”


On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 12:21 PM Toggenburger Lukas <
Lukas.Toggenburger at fhgr.ch> wrote:

> > surface is well established to be about material/structure, not about
> > purpose
> Ok, l'm convinced...
> I will then probably omit the impact attenuating aspect and concentrate on
> the surface material. Since I assume, these kind of mats will be made from
> both synthetical (petroleum based) and natural (caoutchouc based) materials
> and one can't easily distinguish them, a general term describing these
> materials would be "plastic", is that correct? (To my understanding
> "rubber" implies a caoutchouc based material.)
> So how about
>     surface=plastic
> ?
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