Chloroprene Rubber (CR)
Chloroprene, also known as Neoprene, was the first synthetic rubber developed commercially and exhibits generally good ozone, aging and chemical resistance. It has good mechanical properties over a wide temperature range.
• Up to approximately 121°C (250°F)
• Down to approximately -40°C (-40°F)
• Paraffin base mineral oil with low DPI, e.g. ASTM oil No. 1
• Silicone oil and grease
• Water and water solvents at low temperatures
• Carbon dioxide
• Improved ozone, weathering and aging resistance compared with NBR
• Naphthalene based mineral oil (IRM 902 and IRM 903 oils)
• Low molecular aliphatic hydrocarbons (propane, butane, fuel)
• Glycol based brake fluids.
Not compatible with
• Aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene)
• Chlorinated hydrocarbons (trichloroethylene)
• Polar solvents (ketones, esters, ethers, acetones)