Neoprene is an extremely versatile synthetic rubber originally made by Du Pont, with 70 years of proven performance in a broad industry spectrum, including use in navy wet suits. The basic chemical composition of Neoprene synthetic rubber is polychloroprene. Neoprene is noted for a unique combination of properties, which has led to its use in thousands of applications in diverse environments. It has a balanced combination of properties: Resists degradation from sun, ozone and weather Performs well in contact with oils and many chemicals Remains useful over a wide temperature range Displays outstanding physical toughness Resists burning inherently better than exclusively hydrocarbon rubbers Outstanding resistance to damage caused by flexing and twisting The Neoprene used today is laminated on both sides with a stretchable nylon that comes in a variety of attractive colors.
Synthetic rubber made from chloroprene with superior resistance to oils, gasoline, sunlight and the like; used in making rollers and brayers.
A DuPont trademark. Chemically, this synthetic rubber is known as polychloroprene. The physical properties of (CR-Chloroprene) rubber Neoprene are similar in some respects to natural rubber but it is considerably better from the standpoint of resistance to oil, ozone, heat, weather, sunlight and aging. It does not support combustion and resists abrasion and cutting. It is used for a wide variety of wire and cable jacketing applications. The temperature range of this material can vary from -55°C to 90°C.