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When talk about neoprene, very often we refer to a material used for the production of diving suits; of course this is true, but this is only one of the many possibilities! Today neoprene is not only used in sports field, in fact, they are increasingly requested by the most diverse markets, and the interest is much wider. Neoprene is an artificial, spongy product with a microcellular structure; in some ways it is similar to rubber, but it is lighter and has a high thermal and insulation capacity, so this material acts as a barrier between different environments, such as between hot and cold, or between air and water. Considering its spongy structure, neoprene is a protective material against, for example, insulation and impacts. SHEICO neoprene is supplied in sheets , whose indicative size is 120 x 210 cm with a +/- 5% tolerance (caution : the measurements are not valid for certain types of sheets, for example with Kevlar or with rubber C. If you need to know the real size of a sheet, please contact us.
Sheet thickness, refers only to the foam (except lining), changes from a minimum of 0,5 mm to a maximum of 10 mm with +/- 0.3% tolerance.
Concerning about cellular foams, all measures and dimensions are subjected to tolerance.
Neoprene can be used to produce different types of foams, which will modify the material technical features (density, thermal, elasticity, compressibility…), it can be pierced to allow perspiration and can be producted with low inflamable features blends.
With the term “neoprene” we intend only the rubber part of the material; the finishing parts can be defined as you like. Are available different choice whether rubber finishing (open cell, smooth, zigzaged….) or fabric typology which can be laminated above (nylon, polyester, lycra, felpa, elastic textile, more durable textile…. In a vast color selection).
Sheets can be lined or not, sandwich, mono lined and double lined.
It’s also possible to purchase SBR sheets: a material that’s similar to neoprene. The difference is in the chemical composition that’s why is surely more economic beside the low quality. For some application this blend is more efficent.
Throght the most recent innovation, we find prestressed neoprene, more known as “crushed neoprene”.
Prestressed sheet is quite slim, particulary elastic and very resistant. The only limit is the weight, bigger than other materials.
In our warehouse we have available a large quantity of sheet prompt delivery; for not available sheet we can produce it according to specific requests, delivery time from 30 days to go.