Neoprene is the trade name for a group of synthetic rubbers based on polychloroprene. Polychloroprene is composed of chloroprene, acetylene, and hydrochloric acid. Modifying the chemical structure by adding elements yields a broad range of chemical properties. Pierce-Roberts's materials selection and formulation process results in the superior performance of any rubber part.
Neoprene rubber was originally developed as an oil-resistant alternative to natural rubber. The versatility of this rubber, however has proven useful in a wide range of applications. Pierce-Roberts commonly uses neoprene rubber in industrial applications such as gaskets, hoses, and corrosion-resistant coatings. Neoprene rubber resists damage from sun, ozone, weather, extreme temperature, and flexing or twisting.