Neoprene is a material that is widely used in the making of wetsuits and other water sport gears. However, this material started to be used in the making of fashion materials, particularly for sportswear, dresses, jackets, and even handbags. We’re going to examine how neoprene works and how it can be applied to fashion. Will it change the world of fashion materials? Some people argue that it will be the future of fashion.
What Exactly Is “Neoprene”?
Neoprene is just one of many types of rubber, but it certainly has some unique properties that make it one of the friendliest options. Its synthetic nature means you can expect resistance and very low permeability (the bad kind) to a wide range of liquids, chemicals or other elements. This is because neoprene rubber is made from a tough polymer matrix that is composed primarily of carbon and hydrogen with cross-linked bonds between the chains, which contributes to increased stability in terms of unraveling or disintegration. According to the global market from business wire, Neoprene is having a surge in demand for many things from automotive to textile industries.
For those of you who might not know, there are two important types of Neoprene:
Solid Neoprene Sheet: This type of neoprene that is different from the others, which is spongy and firm. The rigid neoprene sheet, which is dense and has few cells, is able to take a lot of wear and tear because it can handle abrasions better than sponge neoprene. You’ll find this in all our Nuprene bags so it makes it a common material to use.
Neoprene Sponge: This material expands on the properties of the sponge and its unique resilience, allowing you to dive into challenging situations by adapting to any obstacle that comes your way. Its raw form suggests a calm surface, but under pressure it rises to meet them.
Benefits of Neoprene fabric
When it comes to clothing that can be worn for a variety of different activities, neoprene fabrics have a lot going for them. Whether you’re looking for something to wear when you’re in the water or perhaps as outerwear on particularly cold days, these materials are a smart choice as they’re:
- Water resistant
- Easy to dry
- Excellent thermal insulation
- Wrinkle resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Heat resistance
- High tensile strength
- Chemical Resistant
- Works well with other materials
- Cold Resistant