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Common Name Neoprene®
ASTM D-2000 Classification BC, BE
Military (MIL STD 417) SC
Chemical Definition Polychloroprene
General Characteristics
Durometer Range (Shore A) 25 - 95
Tensile Range (P.S.I.) 500 - 3000
Elongation (Max. %) 600
Compression Set Good
Resilience - Rebound Excellent
Abrasion Resistance Excellent
Tear Resistance Good
Solvent Resistance Fair
Oil Resistance Fair
Low Temperature Usage (F°) +10° to -50°
High Temperature Usage (F°) to 250°
Aging Weather - Sunlight Good
Adhesion to Metal Good to Excellent
Neoprene is an all-purpose polymer with many desirable characteristics. It has additional plus features: high resilience with low compression set; flame resistant; compounds free of sulphur are easily made; and animal and vegetable oil resistance generally not affected by moderate chemicals, fats, greases and many oils and solvents.
Neoprene is generally attacked by strong oxidizing agents, esters, ketones, chlorinated aromatic and nitro hydrocarbons