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Modulus, as used in rubber terminology, refers to stress at a predetermined elongation, usually 100%. It is expressed in pounds per square inch (psi) or MPa (Mega Pascals). This is actually the elastic modulus of the material.

The higher the modulus of a compound, the more apt it is to recover from peak overload or localized force, and the better its resistance to extrusion. Modulus normally increases with an increase in hardness. It is probably the best overall indicator of the toughness of a given compound, all other factors being equal.

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