- resistant to a wide range of hostile environments
- resistant to oils and chemicals
- weather and water resistant
- can withstand temperatures from -30°C to 95°C
- easy to process and compound, offering cost benefits
- flame retardant
- can be produced in any colour required
- unsuitable for applications requiring contact with fuelstendency to tear once there is initial damage
- some Neoprenes may crystallise during storage or use causing temporary stiffening (increase in modulus/hardness). If parts are deformed during crystallisation, they may take on a set. However, crystallisation is a readily reversible phenomenon and can be removed by warming over 80°C. It can be prevented by the use of special grades.
- most general mechanical applications without contact with fuel
- particularly useful in marine environments due to good ozone resistance.