Neoprene (also polychloroprene or pc-rubber) is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Neoprene is sold either as solid rubber or in latex form and is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopaedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts.
- 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.
- Is more resistant to burning than many other types of rubber.
- Tear resistance
- Vibration dampening
- Water resistance
- Weather resistance
- Compression set resistance, stress relaxation, compression recovery
- Chemical resistance
- Flame resistance
- Heat resistance
- High resilience
- Low gas permeability
- Ozone resistance
- Bridge bearing pads.
- High tensile bands for athletic stretch.
- High-pressure gaskets.
- Skin diving wet suits.
- Water sports wear.
- Nylon laminated for all sorts of consumer items.
- Industrial gaskets to seal water, air, dust and other environmental items.
- Automotive gaskets.
- Athletic equipment.