Chloroprene Rubber: Properties
Chloroprene Rubber (CR), exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Chloroprene Rubber is sold either as solid rubber or in latex form, and is used in a wide variety of applications, such as liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts.The chlorine in the polymer reduces the reactivity to many oxidizing agents.
Chloroprene rubber typically displays good resistance to ozone cracking, heat aging and to chemical attack. In fact, chloroprene is one of the few rubbers that are self-extinguishing. It also gives excellent rubber-to-metal bonds. Its mechanical properties are generally inferior to those of natural rubber but it has superior chemical resistance.