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Top Reasons Why You Need Rubber Neoprene Pads & Materials

You name it — and the durable, weather-resistant, chemical traits of rubber neoprene pads can do it. Within the industry, our neoprene rubber pads are recognized as the Jack of All Trades — offering a quick and price-sensitive solution for protecting parts and much more. 

When you partner with Frank Lowe, you'll have access to a vast range of neoprene pads. You can have your neoprene pads designed and manufactured for virtually any application.

Let's take a closer look at neoprene rubber pads, some of the most common applications, as well as the attributes that make it one of the most flexible, price-efficient elastomers available.

Common Applications of Neoprene & Neoprene Pads

Neoprene pads and neoprene material is uniquely engineered for versatility and can be found on an expansive list of applications, including:

  • Cushioning heavy-duty equipment against vibration,
  • In dance studios to create a "floating floor,"
  • As weather stripping on door frames and for sealing,
  • Belts
  • Springs
  • Flexible mounts
  • Cable and wire insulation
  • And much more.

In addition, these pads can be found across an array of applications and items where vibration resistance or similar performance is needed or required.

Frank Lowe's Rubber Neoprene Pad Resists Oils

As previously mentioned, our rubber neoprene pad is used in a vast array of applications, especially under mechanical equipment and industrial machinery. When they are used in this capacity, they're regularly exposed to grease and oil.

However, many elastomers like natural rubber and styrene-butadiene will have a negative reaction whenever it's exposed to oils. When you compare neoprene rubber pads with other elastomers, neoprene pads offer the exceptional characteristic of being resistant to grease and oil.

In addition, our neoprene pads are designed to be more price efficient in comparison to nitrile. While both offer excellent oil and grease resistant qualities, the lower price and cost savings of rubber neoprene pads make the material the preferred choice, especially for applications where grease and oil exposure isn't the most significant issue.

Neoprene Pads Offer an Affordable Price

No matter your manufacturing needs, the price will always enter the equation. As a result, this is another very attractive attribute of neoprene pads. In fact, price was one of the driving factors for the creation of this material. 

After an increased demand for natural rubber across the country back in the 1920s, the price of this elastomer skyrocketed. This change in price and demand prompted scientists to search for a less expensive alternative. 

Arnold Collins — the American chemist — created one of the first synthetic rubbers on account, which was neoprene.  Today, neoprene remains a highly cost-effective synthetic rubber item that boasts a range of desirable attributes.

A Rubber Neoprene Pad Boasts Attractive Properties

In general, synthetic elastomers are designed to offer certain qualities that make each material better or less effective for certain applications. Hailed as the all-purpose synthetic elastomer, neoprene rubber pads offer many of the qualities and traits that are most useful in the widest span of applications.

While it may not be the ideal choice for some specific functions, the strength of rubber neoprene pads lies in their versatility. Neoprene boasts resistance to vibration, abrasions, moderate tear resistance, and has a relatively low density. These characteristics along with an attractive price place neoprene pads at the top of most manufacturing lists. 

The Rubber Neoprene Pad Offer Vibration Dampening

Our ultra-dense neoprene pads can typically be used to dampen and isolate noise and vibration. The ability of neoprene to absorb shocks and vibration can be directly attributed to its large molecular structure. 

This elastomer has large networks of molecules that are linked and will flex anytime force is applied. Once the force is removed, the neoprene molecules will rebound. 

This flexing and rebounding action causes the initial force and vibration to be dissipated. As a result, when the force passes through your neoprene rubber pads, the actual strength of the vibration is mitigated.

Choose Your Neoprene Rubber Pad Durometer

Neoprene and other elastomers are offered in several different combinations to meet most applications. One key factor is the hardness or durometer of the material, which is measured by a durometer. 

In other words, durometer is the material's resistance to permanent indentation. Utilizing a durometer will allow you to determine whether you need soft neoprene pads or hard neoprene pads.  

Durometer is one key variable that is present in every form of most materials. Durometer is needed to determine the density, pliability, and flexibility. 

Custom Die Cut Neoprene Rubber Pads

If you have a specific need, we can create the perfect rubber neoprene die cut. We use state-of-the-art equipment to carefully shape pads from our rolls of neoprene material to your exact specifications. We can even create different neoprene vibration pads in different thicknesses and in many different durometers.

How to Choose the Best Neoprene Pads?

How do you know if neoprene pads are right for you? In reality, you don't have to know. You simply tell us your needs, application goals, and budget — then we'll guide you toward the best solution. We will even help you choose the right thickness, color, width, length, and other details based on the application.

We're a full-service custom manufacturer with the capacity to meet neoprene rubber orders of all sizes. We bring a wide range of experience across all industries, especially:

Whether you need mounts, pads, noise and vibration dampeners, manufacturing accessories, or any other item; Frank Lowe can help.

Contact Frank Lowe to Explore, Pursue, and Create

At Frank Lowe, we don't just cut high-quality, rubber neoprene pads. We provide invaluable guidance throughout the custom manufacturing process. Simply put, we ask the right questions to learn your needs, so you can confidently find the best solution that performs as intended.

Once the material is selected, we will walk you through all the details to ensure every box is checked.

  • Explore all of the different types of rubber materials and admirable qualities that can be used to enhance your product or application.
  • Pursue all possible options examining each one with unbiased professional opinions and with an intuitive cost-benefit analysis.
  • Create the perfect die-cut rubber component based on your application and within the budget for your account.

Whether you're just starting the process of creating a new product or an application or if you've been in the business as long as we have; it's never too late or early to partner with the experts at Frank Lowe.

Call or email Frank Lowe today for assistance.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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