Rubber-Cal’s Neoprene sheeting is a tough synthetic rubber that is ideal for industrial applications. Neoprene rubber, also called by its chemical name chloroprene, was developed by DuPont in the 1930s to meet the demand for a synthetic elastomer with chemical resistance. While other rubber materials may degrade quickly under intense physical conditions, this neoprene sheet is designed to endure. Our industrial neoprene is actually an artificial rubber compound, made with a 10% rubber neoprene base and a blend of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and chloroprene rubber (CR) to give it the strength of both synthetic rubber materials. This mix of synthetic rubbers gives the sheet neoprene moderate resistance to oils, chemicals, and many damaging effects of weather. The result is a smooth and solid black rubber sheeting that is highly desired for commercial and industrial applications.The unique neoprene blend that makes up Rubber-Cal’s Neoprene sheet rubber gives it great resistance to many substances that can easily degrade other kinds of sheet rubber. The neoprene material holds up against acetic acids, petroleum-based solvents, and certain oils and chemicals without showing wear for a long time. Rubber neoprene is also highly valued in outdoor applications, as it can withstand UV rays, ozone, and damaging weather effects. Though other sheet rubber materials may have stronger resistance to some of these conditions, no other material offers the diverse cumulation of resistance that neoprene rubber does. Our elastic neoprene offers excellent all-around resistance, making it versatile enough for indoor and outdoor applications alike. Another key feature of this sheet neoprene is its intense temperature range and resistance. The rubber neoprene performs well in temperatures from -20° to 212° F, which makes it the ideal choice for most industrial applications. No need to worry about high temperatures or industrial machinery damaging the neoprene rubber; this 3/16" sheet rubber is one of the slightly thinner options available and works best for delicate or detailed applications. Our neoprene sheet comes in 10 different gauges to ensure the proper fit for any desired application. Different applications may also require varying levels of neoprene hardness. This thin sheet rubber has a durometer of 50A, giving it a firm surface while allowing a reasonable amount of flexibility. The 50A durometer neoprene is strong yet pliable, making it versatile enough for any application from insulation to industrial gasketing. This soft neoprene is the ideal industrial elastomer sheeting.