Solid Neoprene Rubber
One of the many solid rubber materials offered by Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd is neoprene rubber. This material is manufactured in roll form usually at 1.4mtrs wide x 10mtrs long and in thicknesses starting at 1.5mm. Which are stocked by ASG ready to be converted into various other products including sheets, gaskets, washers, pads and strips, supplied with a plain or self-adhesive finish using our in-house laminating service.
Solid neoprene rubber is often taken in roll form as they give the customer and end-users the flexibility to cover large surface areas. To be able to cut their parts out as and when they are required. Neoprene rubber is often used in external applications as the material has excellent resistance to ageing, ozone and weathering.
What is a Solid Neoprene Rubber?
Neoprene (or polychloroprene/CR) is a synthetic rubber, black in colour, which has good chemical stability and maintains its natural flexibility over a wide range of temperatures. Neoprene rubber is highly durable as the material holds a high tolerance to extreme weathers and conditions, with good resistance to oil, chemicals and ozone.
Solid neoprene rubber is available in a range of hardnesses from 40°- 70° shore. (the shore hardness is measured using a shore durometer which indicates the level of resistance to indentation. The higher number on the scale indicate a greater resistance - harder the material/lower number indicate less resistance - softer the material).
For information on Solid Neoprene Rubber please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Black (white - FDA only)
- Grades Available: standard, Flame-Retardant, BS2752, insertion, Food Quality
- Density: 40 – 80 Shore Hardness
- Resistances: UV, ozone, water, oil, gases
- Temperature Range: -20°C to +70℃
- Thickness: 1mm – 25mm Thick ( can be laminated for greater thickness )
*Neoprene sponge is not suitable for use with oxidising acids, ketones and some hydrocarbons*
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Why use Solid Neoprene Rubber?
Neoprene rubber has a range of desirable properties which means it can be used within countless applications. Neoprene rubber has good resistance to oils, chemicals, UV, ozone, weathering and moderate resistance to oils (animal & vegetable) and inorganic salts.
It has a wide working temperature range of-20°C to +70℃ (depending on grade) and is a strong material with excellent abrasion properties. Neoprene rubber can be converted into a range of products such as sleeves, belts, tubes, gaskets and washers for use in countless applications including electrical insulations, engineering applications, window seal, anti-vibration and cable protection, to name a few.
The Advantages of Using Solid Neoprene Rubber
Solid neoprene rubber is very popular amongst a range of industries due to the number of excellent properties and the various grades available.
Neoprene rubber is used where a durable, strong, abrasive material is required in an environment where exposure or sealing against extreme weather, water, salts, oil grease, UV/Ozone and gases is necessary.
Neoprene rubber sheets are easy to convert and can be used for a broad range of applications from boating, marine sealing and insulation - through to being cut into gaskets, belts and sleeves.
Benefits of Using Solid Neoprene Rubber
- Popular for external applications
- Variety of Grades available
- Impermeable to water and dust
- Moderate resistance to oil, chemical greases and fats.
- excellent resistance to ozone, weathering and ageing
Different Grades of Neoprene Rubber Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when using neoprene rubber. Neoprene rubber sheets can be supplied in a number of grades and hardnesses, some of the main ones being:
(BS2752) British standard 2752 is a higher performing, stronger grade of neoprene rubber which offers a wider working temperature range of -30°C up to +120°C, greater resistance to ageing, weathering, acids, inorganic salts, oils and ozone as well as improved strength and anti-abrasion qualities in comparison to standard neoprene. This grade is available inshore hardnesses of 40°, 50°, 60°, 70° and 80.
Flame retardant neoprene rubber can handle continuous temperatures of -30°C to +100°C, this material meets the test requirements of the flammability standard UL94-V0 and is in line with ISO 340. Flame retardant neoprene rubber sheets are also tested in accordance with anti-static BS 490.
Food Quality (FDA) neoprene is white in colour and conforms to EC and FDA regulations for use within the food processing and pharmaceutical industries. Properties including resistance to fats, greases and vegetable oils, combined with higher tensile strength and wider working temperature range of -30°C up to +130°C make it a popular material to use.
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