What is Neoprene Rubber Sheet?
Polychloroprene is a synthetic rubber, more widely known by the registered trade name of Neoprene®. For the sake of familiarity, we will refer to the product throughout the site as Neoprene®, although most commercial rubber sheeting is not necessarily associated with the brand – it has simply become the default common name for the material.
What is Neoprene Rubber Sheet used for?
Neoprene rubber sheet, or Neoprene rubber strip, is a good all-round commercial rubber and is used in many industries. Neoprene rubber sheet does not have any one specific outstanding property but generally performs well across a variety of environments; it is for this reason that Neoprene rubber sheeting is very popular.
As established Neoprene rubber sheet suppliers, we stock a standard range of neoprene rubber sheeting in our online store. Follow the link to view our complete range.
Neoprene Rubber Sheet Properties
One of the main properties of Neoprene rubber sheet is that it offers very good weathering properties, providing resistance to the effects of ozone, oxidation and sunlight ageing. This makes Neoprene rubber sheet a good choice for a range of outdoor applications. Neoprene rubber strips are also a good option when working with dilute acids, alkalis and mineral oils.
Neoprene Rubber Sheet Temperature Resistance
Another property of commercial Neoprene rubber sheeting is that it will cope with temperatures between -20°C and +110°C. Further to this, the BS2752 specification Neoprene rubber sheets are able to withstand temperatures between -30°C to +120°C.
Neoprene Rubber Strip Hardness & Thicknesses
Neoprene rubber sheeting ranges between 40° hardness and 80° hardness, with thicknesses available from 0.5mm thick to 25mm thick in the commercial range. The thin gauge material is available in widths of 1.2m, whilst thicknesses above 1mm come in widths of 1.4m.
Commercial & British Standard Neoprene Rubber Sheet
BS2752:2009 is a British Standard against which some of the certified materials are tested; any material made to this specification must be tested against particular predefined parameters and therefore guarantees a defined level of performance and physical properties.
If you are looking for a material tested to an industry standard, select a polychloroprene / Neoprene® rubber sheet which meets this standard, if not, there are various commercial Neoprene® rubber sheeting options available to choose from. These commercial Neoprene rubber strip options will have a material specification available, but they will not necessarily have the same quality of performance as the BS2752 materials.
To find out more about our range of Neoprene rubber grades, thicknesses and hardnesses that are available to purchase, please view our rubber sheet guide in pdf format.
Neoprene Rubber Datasheets & Neoprene Sheet Specifications
Download our Neoprene rubber datasheets using the download buttons on the right-hand side of the screen.