neoprene


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neoprene:

see rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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neoprene

[′nē·ə‚prēn]
(materials)
A synthetic rubber with outstanding resistance to ozone, weathering, various chemicals, oil, and flame, made by polymerization of chloroprene (2-chlorobutadiene-1,3); varies from amber to silver to cream in color; used in paints, putties, adhesives, shoe soles, tank linings, and rubber products.

neoprene

A synthetic rubber which has high resistance to sunlight and oil; used in sheet form as roof membranes and flashings, as gasketing, in vibration control, etc.
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RESTRAINTS: The constant push from regulatory authorities such as EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) will lessen the use of Neoprene in order to reduce the impact on the environment since Neoprene is non-recyclable and takes very long time for degradation.
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This vertical barrier can be as simple as a strip of metal sticking up by about 8mm or a complex barrier that is not only vertical, but also incorporates a neoprene rubber draught excluder to seal the gap between the door and the step.
The Incase product offering includes a new Leather Sleeve, Neoprene Sleeve, Sports Armband and Protective Cover.
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