5 Tips To Consider When Choosing A Neoprene Material

Neoprene rubber is a synthetic rubber made by polymerization of chloroprene rubber. It is a multifunctional elastomer with the advantages of oil resistance and ozone resistance, so it has been widely used.

CUSCOR is a premium manufacturer of customized neoprene gaskets and sealing solutions. We specialize in designing and manufacturing customized gaskets, sealing, and insulation product solutions. One of our core products is neoprene gaskets and seals.

As one of the raw materials of sealing materials, neoprene rubber should pay attention to 5 details when selecting materials:

Neoprene Rubber

1. Types of neoprene

Neoprene is divided into foamed neoprene and solid rubber, each of which has a different density, hardness, tensile strength, etc.

2. The performance of neoprene

Foamed neoprene has different densities and flame retardant grades, some can reach UL94HF-1, some can reach UL94 V0, and are widely used in new energy vehicles and high-speed trains.

Dense neoprene has different tensile strength and hardness.

3. The sealing characteristics of neoprene

The excellent sealing properties of neoprene make it easy to be a priority material for industry professionals.

Closed cell neoprene.

It has an independently sealed cell structure. This independent structure can resist air, dirt, and humidity, and can effectively isolate shock, sound, and vibration.
Neoprene Rubber Parts

Dense neoprene

Dense neoprene has good oil resistance and ozone resistance, so it is often used in automotive sealing and flange applications.

4. Die cutting of neoprene

Whether it is foamed or dense, neoprene can be die-cut. CUSCOR has sophisticated processing equipment. Sealing gaskets, sealing strips, and adhesive bonding can be customized according to requirements.

5. Molded neoprene seals

Molded neoprene seals have the following two notable characteristics,

(1) Flexibility and flexibility

These characteristics make the neoprene material fit tightly in the gap between the components to form a fluid seal.

(2) Strength and durability

The tensile strength of neoprene is between 900-1,000 PSI (depending on the exact formulation). It can also prevent damage and degradation caused by wear, chemicals, combustion, grease and grease, oxidation, ozone, sunlight, temperature, water, and weather. These features make it a high-performance, low-cost sealing solution for many applications.

Application of Neoprene

Public transportation

  • Window sealing strip with lock strip (extrusion of window and door sealing strips)
  • Doors and sensitive door seals

Automobile industry

  • Neoprene hose sleeve
  • Transmission belt
  • Vibration bracket
  • Shock absorber seal
  • Fracture and steering system components

Construction industry

  • Window sealing strip
  • Window mat
  • Road and bridge seals
  • Bridge bearing pad
  • Washer
  • Bridge stay cable anchoring components
  • Deflection pad
  • O-ring
  • Elevator Astragalus

Wire and cable industry

  • Cable sheath
  • Wrapped in lead pressure-cured mine cable
  • Sheathed heavy-duty cable

CUSCOR can provide you with a variety of neoprene rubber products including gaskets, self-adhesive tapes, sponges, and foams.
And we can process neoprene into a block, sheet, tube, roll, and various die cuttings.