Techneopro sells a variety of neoprene sheets in various thickness’ and colours including nylon/polyester, velcro receptive and breathable. We have a variety of densities and chemical formulations based on end product use.
What is Neoprene?
Neoprene or Polychloroprene to give it its proper title is a type of synthetic rubber which was created in the 1930s by chemical research specialists DuPont. Thanks to its versatility, durability and flexibility, it has a massive range of uses. It is a unique and versatile material which means it is used in all sorts of applications. It does not great degraded by the sun, water or wind and it is also resistant to burning, oils and chemicals.
There are new formulations of being developed all the time as manufacturers find new uses for various products. It has always been most recognisably used for creating wetsuits but today it is finding applications in things like laptop sleeves and iPad/iPhone cases. Neoprene sheets are available in a wide range of weights, thicknesses and styles to meet any requirement.
What is Neoprene used for?
Neoprene is used in more products than you may think, and in actual fact you probably interact with it on a daily basis.
Neoprene most often comes in foam sheets which they can be used for various applications, including wetsuits, iPhone cases and laptop sleeves. It has even been used to make smell trapping dog poo carriers! There are also lots of medical uses for Neoprene, including athletic supports, braces, bandages and other medical equipment. It resists stretching out of shape and is water resistant, so it can be worn for long periods of time and during vigorous activity.
Breathable Neoprene – Aeroprene
Being a closed cell foam, neoprene cannot breath and in some applications breath-ability is required therefore breathable neoprene was invented.
Different manufacturers have various names for their breathable neoprene. Some making claims to unique and patented processes when basically breathable neoprene is simply closed cell sponge neoprene punched full of holes. This is usually prior to lamination of the lining fabrics but not always. Standard Aeroprene is made as this was but it is also available with the perforation in one or both of the linings.
There are also various sizes of perspiration available but for most applications we use PO2. Aeroprene is also available in antimicrobial Bioprene.
Before you Contact us
Before you contact us, it would be useful for you to think about the following areas so we can give you the best possible advice.
- What is the purpose of the end product?
- Who will be using it?
- What strains will it be placed under?
- Does the neoprene require a certain look or finish?
For full details please contact us.