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Polychoroprene (Neoprene)

Polychloroprene is a synthetic rubber first produced in 1931. It is a very favourable
material due to its good balance of technical properties and is used in a wide variety
of applications in industries including automotive, aerospace, motorsport and
building. Temperature range (dry heat) is approximately -40°C – 120°C.

Advantages

Excellent mechanical resilience

Moderate resistance to oil and petroleum products

Flexible over a wide temperature range

Higher degradation resistance

Good abrasion, flex cracking and natural ageing resistance

Excellent ozone and weather resistance

Good adhesion to many substrates

Flame resistant rubber

Limitations

Poor resistance to aromatic and oxygenated solvents

Limited Flexibility at very low temperatures