Neoprene is an
extremely versatile synthetic rubber. Its balanced
combination of properties has made it ideal for
use in a wide variety of products. Of particular
importance is its use in clothing including
wetsuits, surfing wetsuits, survival suits and
Wetsuits and other neoprene clothing work by
holding a thin layer of water next to the skin
where the body can warm it. Neoprene provides some
padding against knocks and tumbles, and it
provides some additional buoyancy.
Neoprene clothes are quite rugged and require
little maintenance. In addition, they continue to
provide considerable insulation (and buoyancy)
even if torn.
When used in wet conditions in thermal vests,
shorts, under dry suits and wetsuits, Stomatex®
traps air in the chambers which, acting as an
excellent insulator makes the garment warmer than
a similar garment made from ordinary neoprene
which does not allow the sweat to evaporate.
Because Stomatex® material has the ability to
remove excess heat and sweat, the neoprene suit
does not allow the inside temperature to rise in
or out of the water.
The Royal Navy has successfully tested Stomatex®
wetsuits and Arctic warfare clothing.
Stomatex® is ideal for use wherever thermal
insulation or body protection is required and
comfort would normally be compromised by sweating.
It has already been used in wide-ranging
applications including surface water sports,
wetsuits, survival suits, dive-suits and thermal
Stomatex® is a high-performance
breathable neoprene fabric material for protective clothing.