Neoprene Rubber is a black rubber material used for applications involving oils, petroleum, and ozone, and for applications where weather-resistance is needed. Neoprene rubber has been specifically formulated to provide moderate oil and petroleum based solvent resistance, and to provide good weathering resistance from outdoor or unusual environmental conditions. Neoprene Rubber is used in many applications, from gaskets to the chemical and transport industries.
Neoprene rubber sheeting is designed for use in industrial applications. With a high temperature rating of 180°F, it makes an ideal material for gaskets and sealing products. As a fire-resistant and chemical-resistant material, Neoprene rubber is useful in electrical applications, where risks of malfunctions require a reliant material. Neoprene elastomers also react to excessive heat in a unique way, by becoming brittle, as opposed to melting in the presence of excess heat.
In automotive applications, Neoprene rubber shows great versatility, due to Neoprene’s resistance to oil and petroleum based solvents, as well as acetic acids. In heigh stress applications, Neoprene shines as an effective material, working as an effective and resistant buffer to reduce the wear and tear on machinery components.
Neoprene rubber has also found it’s way into the food service industry. Due to the resistance properties of Neoprene from the damaging effects of grease, oils, and other liquids, Mats and flooring made of neoprene are commonly used for employee safety and floor protection.
This Neoprene rubber is a 60 Shore A durometer rating, which makes it a tough rubber that is resistant to abrasion and physical damage. Neoprene rubber has a low oxidation rate, making it effective in outdoor applications. Neoprene is resistant to UV rays and ozone, ensuring a long outdoor life when exposed to the elements.
Neoprene rubber stands out as a unique material amongst other rubber materials. While Neoprene may not be the best material for an specific purpose, it shows its strength as one of the most versatile materials available. Neoprene rubber can be used in most applications where a rubber component is needed, and its qualities ensure that the component will be reliable and protective.
Neoprene rubber comes in standard 48″ wide Rolls, and is sold by the square foot.