Neoprene Fabric Material
Neoprene Fabric Material

 

Neoprene Fabric Material

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 warm-up suits.

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 underwear.


Stomatex® is a high-performance breathable neoprene fabric material for protective clothing.