Neoprene rubber is a highly resistant material and is used for a variety of outdoor and marine applications. Also known as polychloroprene and invented by DuPont in 1931, it is produced by the polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene rubber resists degradation more than natural or synthetic rubber. The material has good chemical stability and is flexible over a wide range of temperatures.
Resistant to moderate chemicals and acids, as well as fats, greases and oils, Neoprene is a very hardy material. However, the presence of strong oxidizing acids and esters will cause degradation. Ketones and chlorinated, aromatic and nitro hydrocarbons are also not suitable for use with Neoprene rubber.
Neoprene rubber sheeting
is available in a choice of thicknesses from 1mm to 50mm with a 60 shore hardness. This is the standard hardness grade for commercial quality applications. 1.4m wide sheets are available from TYM in lengths of 5,10 and 20 metre rolls.