What is Neoprene Rubber?
Neoprene rubber is a rubber for oil and ozone resistance. Neoprene rubber, also known as polychloroprene or PC Rubber, is a versatile synthetic rubber that is resistant to oil, grease, weather. These properties make neoprene tires suitable for the automotive industry, parts that are exposed to oil or oil can be used this tire.
The resistance of neoprene rubber to oil and air also makes it suitable for several other industries that require a medium performance polymer with good balance everywhere. In addition to oil resistance and weather resistance, the high tensile strength and low compression strength of neoprene rubber make it an attractive synthetic rubber for outdoor use. Thanks to these factors, various industries such as public transportation, wire and cable, food preparation and construction benefit from neoprene rubber.
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What are the properties of neoprene rubber?
The properties of neoprene rubber help us to have a better understanding of this rubber for our intended use. Also, knowing some of these properties in some calculations will help us in the design.
Common name: Neoprene
In 2000-D ASTM classification: BC, BE
Chemical definition: Polychloroprene
Use at low temperatures: from 10 degrees to -50 degrees Fahrenheit or from -12 degrees to -46 degrees Celsius
Use at high temperatures: up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit or up to 121 degrees Celsius
Tensile range: 3000-500 P.S.I.
Stretch: 700% maximum
30-90 SHORE A
Abrasion resistance: Excellent
Tear resistance: Good
Solvent resistance: relatively good
Oil resistance: Fairly good
Resistance to sun and weather: good
Adhesion to metals: good
Compression set: Good
Compression set: Good
Applications of neoprene rubber in various industries
Neoprene rubber is used in various industries, and here are some of its important applications in important industries. Neoprene rubber can be used in public transportation, automotive, construction and electricity industries. The details of applications of neoprene rubber in these industries are as follows:
In the public transport industry
Neoprene rubber can meet the strict requirements of smoke-flame and toxicity in the public transport industry, which are as follows:
ASTM E162 (surface flammability)
SMP800C (toxic gas production)
ASTM C1166 (flame release)
Sensitive doors and door seals
In the automotive industry
Power transmission belts
Shock absorber washers
Steering system components
In the construction industry
Bridge bearing pads
Bridge cable retaining components
Elevator door seals
In the wire and cable industry
Heavy cable sheath
What are the benefits of neoprene rubber?
Excellent physical hardness
Heat resistance and hydrocarbon oils
Resistance to the effects of sun, ozone and climate degradation
Excellent resistance to twist and bend damage
Better fire resistance than hydrocarbon based elastomers
Good combinability: so that the structure of neoprene polymer can be modified to create a material with a wide range of chemical and physical properties