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Neoprene rubber combines the properties of materials such as EPDM and NBR rubber. As a result, it has good resistance to UV, ozone and oil, which means that it is widely used in marine and offshore applications, as well as in diving suits.
Neoprene rubber combines a number of the desirable properties found in other rubbers, making it a high-quality, versatile material. It incorporates the UV and ozone resistance of the EPDM with the oil-resistant properties of NBR. The material is a synthetic rubber obtained from polymerisation with chloroprene and was originally intended as an oil-resistant replacement for natural rubber. It is also more adhesive than natural rubber. Thanks to the remaining double bonds in the polymer, the properties of neoprene can be improved by vulcanisation. Neoprene is also known as CR rubber, and has good mechanical properties, which means that the material will return to its original shape after compression. It is also very durable and resistant to all kinds of weather conditions, UV radiation and the influence of ozone. One of the properties for which the material is well known is its resistance to swimming pool and sea water. It is also highly resistant to chemicals, acids, solvents, mineral oils and greases.
In its pure form, CR rubber can be fire resistant. This is due to its high chlorine content and flame-retardant nature, but these properties are dependent on the composition of the rubber sheet. Due to its reasonable resistance to oil, the material is frequently used in shipping, and offshore in limited contact situations. It is also often put to use in public spaces and the construction and industrial sectors, and is used as a raw material for adhesives, can be found in surgical gloves and in gaskets, and is used for insulation purposes. The most common use of neoprene rubber is in diving suits, because the material has an insulating effect and improves buoyancy. Because it is resistant to so many different substances and conditions, it has almost limitless applications. In terms of its properties, it can be regarded as a combination of EPDM and NBR rubber.
Nijmegen-based manufacturer EKI can supply you with products such as high-quality neoprene strips, sheets and tape, in both standard and custom sizes. The rubber generally comes in black, with the white rubber mainly being used in the food industry. Our neoprene rubber items can be delivered both in bulk and in small quantities. Regardless of the size of the purchase, we can deliver our products quickly throughout Europe. If you have specific requirements or questions about our products or their technical specifications, please contact us via +31(0)243773378 or email@example.com.