Who invented neoprene?

Answer Neoprene (scientific name: polychloroprene) is a synthetic rubber. It was invented by Arnold Collins, a chemist for DuPont, in 1930. Neoprene was first commercialized in 1933 and is commonly used i... Read More »

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Who invented neoprene foam?

In 1930, A.M. Collins created the first neoprene. Dupont Laboratories took over the invention and gave rubbery polymer the name of Duprene, later renamed to neoprene. The company made variations to... 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 »

Is Neoprene waterproof?

Neoprene is in fact waterproof. It's a type of synthetic rubber. It's waterproof because water molecules are too big to pass through gaps in between polymer strands. Also, because there's no hydrog... 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 »