In the production of diving drysuits, neoprene is one of the most used materials, thanks to its waterproof and insulating characteristics. Neoprene can be used to make the entire drysuit, or to make only some parts.
Neoprene drysuits can now be produced in medium / high thicknesses, indicatively from 4.0 mm upwards, or in extremely reduced thicknesses. In the first case, the use of medium / high density neoprene is frequent, while in the second case, ‘compressed’ neoprene is used; in both cases, with the same volume, the material is more compact and consequently less compressible, to make balancing the pressure less difficult.
All these types of neoprene are offered with a textile lining on both sides. On the outside it is possible to use traditional nylon linings, or with a reinforced weft, while for more particular applications, fabrics with ultra-resistant fibers can be used. Inside, however, particularly thin fabrics are used, in order to favor the sealing of the various solutions to seal the seams (thermo-adhesive tapes or polyurethane sealants).
Even on drysuits made of other materials, neoprene is used for the production of watertight terminals for the neck and wrists. In this case, single-lined neoprene is used, with one face in ultra-elastic fabric and the other with a rubberized finish (smooth skin or primaskin).
All these materials are available for immediate delivery.
Recommended products list:
- double lined high density neoprene, with reinforced nylon weft linings (4.0mm thickness and higher)
- compressed double lined neoprene, with ‘small diamond’ nylon linings (thickness 2.5mm and smaller)
- single-lined neoprene, with ultrastretch lining and smooth skin or primaskin finish (also colored)