What is Neoprene® Sheet?
Polychloroprene is a synthetic rubber, more widely known by the registered trade name of Neoprene® rubber. 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® sheet used for?
Neoprene® sheet or Neoprene® rubber strip, is a good all-round commercial rubber and is used in many industries. Neoprene® 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® sheeting is very popular.
As established Neoprene® sheet suppliers, we stock a standard range of Neoprene® 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 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® 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, BS2752 specification Neoprene® sheets are able to withstand temperatures between -30°C to +120°C.
Neoprene® rubber strip hardness & thicknesses
Neoprene® 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® 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 that meets this standard. If not, there are various commercial Neoprene® 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. You can also view our full range of materials available here (insert pdf). Take a look at the different varieties of solid Neoprene rubber® and expanded Neoprene® here.
Neoprene® datasheets & Neoprene® sheet specifications
Download our Neoprene rubber datasheets using the download buttons on the right-hand side of the screen.