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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Select a size 100/16 denim needle to ensure the needle is thick enough to stitch through multiple neoprene layers.
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As the user twists the cap, the neoprene protects the hand from scrapes.
Its inventions and achievements are many--the first neoprene gaskets, the first office grid with lighting and ventilation available in each grid square, the curtain wall with metal faced sandwich panels--all these are the stock-in-trade of a thousand office buildings built since.
The rollers are made of either black neoprene, white nitrile or polyurethane so that a particular material can be chosen based on an application's requirements such as service temperature range and resistance to chemicals.
The blast cabinet and rotary table are lined with thick neoprene rubber that protects against abrasion and lowers operating noise levels.