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:
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.
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
- Window sealing strip with lock strip (extrusion of window and door sealing strips)
- Doors and sensitive door seals
- Neoprene hose sleeve
- Transmission belt
- Vibration bracket
- Shock absorber seal
- Fracture and steering system components
- Window sealing strip
- Window mat
- Road and bridge seals
- Bridge bearing pad
- Bridge stay cable anchoring components
- Deflection pad
- 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, sponge and foams.
And we can process neoprene into block, sheet, tube, roll, and various die cuttings.