Neoprene

Neoprene in general has good chemical stability, and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. It was originally developed as an oil-resistant substitute for natural rubber. Neoprene is noted for a unique combination of properties, which has led to its use in thousands of applications in diverse environments.

 

Neoprene has a balanced combination of properties including:
• 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