DuPont™ Neoprene Polychloroprene
Invented by DuPont in 1931, Neoprene is a versatile synthetic rubber still used for many chemical and weather-resistant applications today.
DuPont™ Neoprene polychloroprene was originally used as an oil-resistant replacement for natural rubber.
Today, solid grades are used in synthetic rubber goods, and as base resins for adhesives. Water-based dispersions are ideal for adhesives, dipped goods and foam. Resistant to oil, wax and grease, Neoprene can withstand temperatures from -50°C to 120°C. It’s also inherently resistant to ozone, weathering, and water or soil immersion.
DuPont is the only producer of Neoprene polychloroprene in North America, and our decades of material-specific experience continue to inform new application development around the world.