What Are the Compounds in Neoprene?

Answer Neoprene, also called polychloroprene, was the first synthetic rubber ever made. Neoprene, which the DuPont Company first manufactured in 1930, is found in sporting equipment and automobile fan bel... Read More »

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What is neoprene ducting?

Neoprene ducting is tubing used to transport air, either hot or cold, in ventilation systems, air conditioners, and airplane and car engines. Neoprene, a type of synthetic waterproof and oil-resist... Read More »

Does neoprene stretch?

Neoprene--a type of rubber often used to manufacture wetsuits--does contain stretchy qualities. According to the website Wetsuit Gear, standard neoprene is more durable and less stretchy than super... Read More »

What is neoprene made from?

Neoprene is a solid or liquid synthetic rubber product that is resistant to degradation from oil and sunlight. It is made from a copolymer of chloroprene (jelly-like substance) with either sulfur o... Read More »

When was neoprene developed?

After failing to perfect a method for polymerizing acetylene discovered in 1923 by Father Nieuwland of Notre Dame, DuPont continued experiments along similar lines. In 1930, DuPont discovered divin... Read More »