Neoprene

Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene exhibits good chemical stability, and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts.

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Wetsuit - Suit Assembly History - Return of Single-backed Neoprene
... Although double-backed neoprene is strong, the cloth backing is rough and creates a large amount of drag in the water, slowing down the swimmer ... permitting water to slide easily over the bare neoprene ... With the advances of elastic Lycra backings and blindstitching, single-backed neoprene suits could now be made that outperformed the early cousins from the 1970s ...
Kayak Spraydeck - Materials
... Spraydecks are commonly made from neoprene, nylon or a combination of both materials ... Whitewater spraydecks are made totally from neoprene, whereas flatwater touring/sea kayak spraydecks may be made from either material ... Neoprene These spraydecks are snug, tight, thick to keep in the warmth, and very tight fitting on the cockpit ...
Neoprene - Precautions
... Some people are allergic to neoprene while others can get dermatitis from thioureas residues left from its production ...
Orca Wetsuits And Sports Apparel - Products
... The Orca Apex 2 wetsuit uses AirLite - a world first neoprene technology ... There are tiny air pockets trapped in the neoprene to provide increased buoyancy ... This is the world's first breathable neoprene, allowing heat and moisture to be transferred away from the wearer, while remaining water resistant ...