Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber Material Guide: Properties, Types & Applications
Frank Lowe offers die cut closed cell neoprene rubber with or without adhesives. Read more about the closed cell neoprene rubber offered at Frank Lowe.
Manufactured from 100% neoprene polymer, closed cell neoprene rubber is a type of material used across industries for an array of applications.
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Neoprene was first invented by DuPont and became the first synthetic rubber compound to be mass produced. The inherent design of neoprene makes it especially useful across industries for sealing applications.
Closed cell rubbers have walls that are completely enclosed and not interconnected with other cells, which means it's able to reduce gas and liquid flow. This makes closed cell neoprene rubber have desirable attributes for applications and industries where liquid resistance is critical, such as automotive, HVAC, and marine. Continue reading to learn more about the closed cell neoprene rubber offered at Frank Lowe.
Properties of Closed Cell Neoprene
Closed cell neoprene offers a full range of characteristics that make it the go-to choice for a several applications. Due to its material properties, neoprene boasts the ability to resist degradation, staining, and corrosion.
Neoprene closed cell sponge can also defend against the degrading effects of ozone, UV rays, and even moisture from humidity and rain, which makes it a suitable solution for outdoor applications. Because it's closed cell, neoprene is able to close itself off from any type of moisture or rain.
Closed cell neoprene also has an excellent level of compression strength with a hardness durometer between 30 to 50. It can properly function in a broad range of temperatures from -70 – 200°F. Another key property of closed cell neoprene is it has a good level of compression strength and the ability to resist oils and greases. Key properties of closed cell neoprene include:
- High compression strength
- Ability to operate in a vast range of temperatures
- Solid durometer rating
- Weathering resistance
- Grease and oil resistance
- Ability to resist stains
- Long product life and lightweight durability
- All black appearance
- Impact dampening and shock absorption
- High-performance cushioning
Applications & Markets for Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber
Closed cell neoprene rubber is excellent for outdoor as well as in door applications because of its exceptional ability to seal out debris, dust, ozone, UV and weathering elements including snow, rain, and humidity. Because neoprene can easily handle a vast range of temperatures and has good compression, you can find the material being used across several industries. Some of the most common applications and industries for our closed cell neoprene rubber are listed below.
Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber in the HVAC Industry
Because closed cell neoprene rubber is highly effective at eliminating air leakage and has exceptional aging qualities, it's commonly used as a sealing material in HVAC systems. It als
Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber for Marine & Weatherproofing Applications
Closed cell neoprene rubber is a very versatile material with the ability to resist oxidation, UV as well as ozone, which makes it perfect for a range of outdoor applications. In addition, this material exhibits properties that make it suitable in temperatures ranging from –40° F to +200° F.
Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber in the Automotive Industry
Neoprene's resistance to gasoline, oil, and acids make it an excellent choice for automotive products. It's able to maintain high performance in applications, like automotive components, that maintain consistent temperatures of 150° F.
Electrical Enclosures Made from Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber
The closed cell structure of neoprene allows it to create an air-tight, water-tight seal, which is ideal for several electrical applications, such as:
- Power tools
- Electrical systems
Acoustic Design & Custom Soundproofing Made from Closed Cell Neoprene Rubber
Closed cell neoprene rubber materials have the ability to dampen sounds, which makes it suitable for a variety of different custom soundproofing and acoustic design applications.
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Frank Lowe is an experienced die cutter and custom gasket manufacturer from closed cell neoprene rubber. We offer a broad range of different types of closed cell neoprene rubber including:
- Soft closed cell neoprene rubber,
- Medium closed cell neoprene rubber, and
- Firm density closed cell neoprene rubber.
You can choose your material to be supplied in sheets, on roll, on slit rolls, or custom die cut to the exact specifications for your application. Regardless of how you want your material, we can add a pressure sensitive adhesive to the back of rubber to bond to various surfaces.
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Whether you need custom die cut closed cell neoprene rubber for sealing, gasketing, protecting, cushioning, shielding, or any other application — we will meet your need. Even if you don't know the exact specifications of the die cut you need, we offer expert design assistance to make sure the proper materials and specifications are being used based on the application. We can even supply material samples and quick run prototyping if you need to test any part or material.
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