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Neoprene Rubber Applications

While you can find neoprene materials to fit almost any consumer product that requires rubber, we specialize in industrial neoprene materials and applications.

Custom compounding for specific applications is also available.

Some typical applications and industries we provide neoprene products for include:

Mass Transit Industry

Neoprene meets the stringent Smoke-Flame-Toxicity requirements by the mass transit industry.

The compounds are certified to the following:

  • ASTM E162 (Surface Flammability)
  • SMP800C (Toxic Gas Generation)
  • ASTM C1166 (Flame Propagation)

Gasketing material is used for

  • Window seals with a locking strip (window and door seal extrusions)
  • Door and sensitive door seals

Automotive Industry

Some of the typical neoprene rubber products you'll find when you look under the hood and throughout the chassis include:

  • Neoprene Hose Covers
  • CVJ boots
  • Power transmission belts
  • Vibration mounts
  • Shock absorber seals
  • Breaking and steering system components

Construction Industry

Neoprene can be compounded for specific properties such as low temperature and compression set resistance which makes it a great material for construction applications.

Neoprene's excellent weathering performance and ozone resistance, as well as its high tensile strength and low compression set, make it a very attractive synthetic rubber for these outdoor applications.

Neoprene seals can be used in a variety of construction jobs including:

  • Neoprene window seals
  • Custom window gaskets
  • Highway and bridge seals
  • Bridge bearing pads
  • Neoprene washers
  • Bridge stay-cable anchor components
  • Deviator pads
  • Neoprene O Ring
  • Elevator astragals

Wire and Cable Industry

Neoprene rubber parts are widely used for protective covering solutions in cable and wire systems.

With attributes similar to natural rubber in jacketing applications, neoprene goes further to provide much better heat, chemical, flame, ozone and weathering resistance than its natural rubber counterpart.

Neoprene's physical toughness and resistance to cracking make it an optimal material for use in cables that are commonly bent and twisted repeatedly.

Some specific wire and cable applications that benefit from neoprene rubber products include:

  • Cable jackets
  • Jacketing in lead press cured mining cables
  • Jacketing in heavy-duty cables

Additional Applications

  • Conveyer belts
  • Neoprene industrial hose
  • Neoprene O rings
  • Neoprene Diaphragms
  • Grommets and vibration mounds

Not sure if neoprene is the right material for your application?

Learn about neoprene rubber properties
View our rubber material selection guide for additional information

Find out if your application could benefit from using neoprene

Call 1-800-969-6242 to find out more, or get a quote.