Neoprene or Polychloroprene (CR)
Neoprene has sound chemical stability and remains flexible over a wide temperature range
A family of synthetic rubbers produced by polymerisation of chloroprene, neoprene has sound chemical stability and remains flexible over a wide temperature range. It is available to us as either solid rubber or in latex form and we use it to manufacture a wide range of applications.
What is Neoprene?
Created in 1930 by DuPont, Neoprene was originally intended as an air and oil resistant substitute for natural rubber. It was the first mass produced synthetic rubber on the market.
CR is a polymer of chloroprene and is a general purpose rubber material option. Many varieties of CR are available with different modifications such as non-sulphur (W) and more commonly found GN type.
The versatility of this material is its key advantage. It is able to offer a pretty good resistance to the effects of sunlight, ozone, oxidation and weather. Other materials it can well combat are oils, fuels, greases, solvents, water and steam amongst others.At Southbourne Rubber, we manufacture items such as laptop sleeves, orthopaedic brace parts and electrical insulation from this material.
Key CR material features:
- Neoprene has sound chemical stability and remains flexible over a wide temperature range
- High versatility is a key advantage of neoprene
- We manufacture a range of items including laptop sleeves, parts for orthopaedic braces and electrical insulation
Our product range includes:
• Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
• Hydrogenated Acrylonnitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR)
• Fluorosilicone Rubber (FVMQ)
• Hypalon® Rubber (CSM)
• Polybutadiene (BR)
• Butyl Rubber (IIR)
• Silicone Rubber (VMQ)
• Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
• Nitrile Rubber (NBR)
• Neoprene or Polychloroprene (CR)
• Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomers (EPDM)
• Fluorocarbon - Viton (FKM)
• Natural Rubber (NR)
• Sponge Rubber
• Compressed Non-Asbestos Fibre (CNAF)