Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that was developed in the 1930’s. Neoprene has moderate resistance to oil, heat, light, and oxidation. It is used in a wide variety of products because of these properties. Neoprene is most widely known as wetsuit material. It is used for scuba diving suits and wet suits because it is stretchy, retains body heat, and is waterproof. Contact Huntington Rubber Sales, LLC, your neoprene supplier for quality products and competitive pricing.
CR100 (100% Neoprene - Chloroprene) is the type of neoprene most commonly used for wetsuits and diving suits. Thus many people think of Neoprene Rubber as wetsuit material. CR 100 is more resistant to water, UV exposure, and has good tear strength. It is also used in medical applications (knee, elbow, wrist and elbow braces) and equestrian products because of its tear strength and good rebound when compressed.
SBR 70 (70% styrene-butadiene rubber, 30% Neoprene) looks and feels like 100% Neoprene. It is less expensive than 100% Neoprene, thus frequently used for Specialty products including: purses, computer carrying bags, rifle and gun cases, and novelty products such as can coolers and sunglass cases. It is not quite as tear resistant, nor as durable when exposed to water or UV rays as 100% neoprene.
EPDM ethylene propylene diene monome rubber is highly resistant to weather - both UV and water resistant, is sometimes referred to as the “crack-less rubber.�? It rebounds without taking a set and has an excellent tear strength. It is used in applications that require good cushioning with durability, including wheelchair braces and gun slings. Call Huntington Rubber Sales, LLC, your rubber sheet supplier, for more details.
What does millimeter (mm) mean in inches?
A millimeter is approximately one-sixteenth of an inch
1.5 mm = approximately 1/16"
2.0 mm = approximately 5/64"
3.0 mm = approximately 1/8"
4.0 mm = approximately 5/32"
5.0 mm = approximately 3/16"
6.0 mm = approximately 1/4"
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Below are the answers to questions we, as a neoprene sheet supplier, are frequently asked
What does closed cell rubber mean?
Neoprene rubber is a form of closed cell foam or closed cell sponge. Foams can be made either as an open cell foam (think kitchen sponge), or closed cell foam (think rubber mat).
In an open cell foam, the gas pockets of the foam are open to each other or connected. Because the cells (or pockets) are open, water can easily move through the sponge, thus the kitchen sponge easily absorbs water.
In closed-cell foam, the gas forms distinct pockets. Each pocket is completely enclosed by the solid material. Neoprene Rubber is a closed cell sponge or foam--each cell is completely surrounded by the rubber, and thus does not absorb water.
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