Neoprene Rubber / Chloroprene Rubber

The general purpose rubber material

Working Temperature Range:

High: 250°F / 121°C Low: -40°F / -40°C

Neoprene rubber is the ideal choice for any product that requires petroleum oils and weather resistance.  Unlike other rubber materials that do one or the other, Neoprene rubber performs well when exposed to petroleum products but also includes resistance to ozone, UV, and oxygen.  Neoprene is also easy to bond to a variety of substrates.

Advantages:

  • Moderate resistance to petroleum based oils
  • Excellent weather resistance - ozone, UV, oxygen
  • Excellent bonding to substrates
Disadvantages
  • Not resistant to solvents
  • Moderate water resistance
 


How Does Neoprene Rubber Compare:

 
MATERIAL ABBREVIATION VIBRATION
ISOLATION
RELATIVE PRICE TEMPERATURE RANGE OZONE, UV RESISTANCE OIL RESISTANCE
Natural NR Excellent Good -60F to 220F Poor Poor
Butyl IIR Excellent Fair -75F to 250F Good Poor
Ethylene-Propylene EPDM Good Excellent -70F to 250F Excellent Poor
Nitrile NBR Good Good -30F to 250F Poor Excellent
Neoprene / Chloroprene CR Excellent Excellent -60F to 220F Good Fair
Silicone VMQ Good Fair -175F to 450F Excellent Fair
 

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