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WHAT IS NEOPRENE?

Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene (a foaming process)It is available for purchase either as neoprene sheets or neoprene rolls.

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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.
     

 


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Macro International is the leading neoprene material supplier since 1984.