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The Basics of Neoprene Rubber

For those of you who are familiar with the material, you probably know Neoprene because it is commonly used for wetsuits. It is also worth noting that Neoprene rubber sheeting is a highly favoured commodity for many industries.

More and more manufacturers are becoming aware of the various advantages of this rubber product. For instance, did you know that this highly sought-after material is the main component for some of your everyday items including gloves, boots, belts, lunch bags and gadget covers?

What is Neoprene?

Neoprene, also known as polychloroprene, is a synthetic rubber made by the polymerisation of chloroprene.

What are the characteristics of Neoprene?

Some of Neoprene’s notable qualities are:

  • Water, oil and chemical resistant
  • Fire-retardant
  • Insulating qualities
  • Malleable
  • Durable

What are the common uses of Neoprene?

Neoprene is used in various applications such as:

  • Special purpose clothing: Gloves and wetsuits
  • Medical equipment: Pads, bandages and braces
  • Home accessories: Laptop sleeves, tablet and remote control holders
  • Industrial products: Gaskets, hoses, coatings and adhesives

How is Neoprene supplied?

Coruba can supply Neoprene in:

  • Roll form
  • Part rolls
  • Cut and slit to any size or shape you require


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