One of the most important decisions you have to take when you want to produce or order a product is what material you will use. For neoprene products, this solution is extremely difficult due to the huge number of varieties of this material and the many variables to be taken into account. In the following paragraphs, we describe some of the key features to consider when choosing neoprene material:
• Neoprene type - the main points to be considered are hardness, elasticity, density and compression ratio. These features will vary considerably depending on the product which will be manufactured and their combination in order to achieve the optimal result - both in terms of quality and price.
• Type of coating - for most products, neoprene material is laminated with additional textiles in order to make it stronger, better-looking or more comfortable. In most cases, the choice of textile will be between several basic synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon or lycra. Each of these materials have their advantages and disadvantages, which have to be considered depending on the product to be produced.
• Thickness - the neoprene material is nowadays available in a variety of thicknesses, ranging from 0.5mm to several meters. However, most products are produced with a thickness between 1mm and 9mm. The bigger it is, the stronger the neoprene insulation properties. At the same time as the thickness increases, it reduces the elasticity of the material.
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