So, briefly what is neoprene? Neoprene is a soft, flexible, and durable synthetic sponge rubber that has the following unique features:
WATER RESISTANCE: Neoprene (rubber) sheds water like a duck, making it an ideal outdoor material and an excellent choice for surf suits, wet (diving) suits and dry suits..
WEATHER RESISTANCE: Neoprene (rubber) resists degradation from sunlight, ozone, oxidation, rain, snow, sand and dust- all weather conditions.
THERMAL AND MOISTURE INSULATION: the gas cells of neoprene (rubber) make it an ideal insulation material, most notably in wetsuits and can holders.
STRETCHABLE: Neoprene (rubber) is elastic and form-fitting; it conforms to objects/equipments of varying sizes and shapes.
CUSHIONING AND PROTECTION: Neoprene (rubber) comes in various thickness and density to absorb the shock of everyday handling (shock protection)- ideal for protective cover not only for many equipments such as cameras, cellular phones but also human body such as knee and elbow pads (braces)….etc.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND BUOYANCY: a foamed neoprene (rubber) containing gas cells and therefore is light weight and can float on the water.
CHEMICAL AND OIL (PETROLEUM DERIVATIVES) RESISTANT: Neoprene (rubber) performs well in contact with oils and many chemicals and remains useful over a wide temperature range. That is why many companies use neoprene (rubber) for protective gear and clothing, such as gloves (for food processing) and aprons.
LATEX FREE: Since neoprene is a synthetic rubber, there is no latex in neoprene- no allergy that associated with latex will be found in neoprene.