NEOPRENE RUBBER is one of the best all-purpose elastomers where resistance to ozone, sunlight, oxidation and many petroleum derivatives are of prime importance. Added advantages include good resistance to water, many chemicals... plus good resilience characteristics and tensile strength properties.
NEOPRENE as well as many other elastomers can be made in solid & sponge rubber. Commerical grade Neoprene rubber can withstand operating temperatures of -30 to 200°F. NEOPRENE rubber is a synthetic rubber and has been around since the 1930's. NEOPRENE rubber in the uncured state is in a gum form.
NEOPRENE rubber can be molded into parts extruded in profiles or tubing or calendered into sheet goods.
From a realistic standpoint, NEOPRENE has few practical limitations. While NEOPRENE is slightly higher in price than general purpose synthetic rubbers, its resistance to ozone, oil and chemicals override the cost differential. NEOPRENE is generally attacked by strong oxidizing acids, esters, ketones, chlorinated, aromatic and nitro hydrocarbons.
Neoprene Rubber Chemical Designation: Chloroprene (CR)