Neoprene fabric: description, composition and characteristics

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Neoprene fabric: description, composition and characteristics

You will be surprised, but such a fabric as neoprene is in the TOP of the popularity rating of materials! Stylish dresses and skirts, swimwear, fashionable shoes and even bags are sewn from such fabric. What are the advantages of fabric over other representatives of the textile industry?

Features and properties of the material

The history of neoprene dates back to 1930, and the developers of the DuPont company, which specializes in polymer production, became the "progenitors" of the unique material. Through trial and error, a material with revolutionary characteristics was created. What are the characteristics of neoprene?

The texture of the fabric is porous, upon closer inspection it resembles a honeycomb.
High elasticity, lightness and water resistance.
Excellent wear resistance, electrical insulating properties, the ability to retain heat.
Neutral reaction at adhesion with skin, environmental friendliness and hypoallergenicity.

Neoprene is valued by designers for its special texture, pliability when modeling clothes and accessories. One of the main advantages of a unique fabric is a whole firework of shades, which makes it possible to embody any design ideas.

Where is neoprene used?

It is known that the first area of ​​application of neoprene was the industrial sector, high-strength protective shockproof coatings.

The diving suit was the first clothing made from waterproof fabric. In the course of textile evolution, the scope has become much wider. Today the material is used for:

tailoring of sportswear, suits for surfing or diving;
participates in the creation of suits for mountaineering and equestrian sports;
used when sewing protective elements in clothing, waterproof shoes, underwear or socks;
a popular material for the manufacture of covers for special equipment, mobile phones, laptops or tablets, coatings and protective pads;
neoprene is indispensable in the medical industry due to its adhesive and hypoallergenic properties; bandages and corsets, corrective bandages are sewn from it.

The material received huge popularity among fashionistas. A bright color palette, softness and elasticity, the ability to hold a shape and adjust the silhouette - all these properties have become indispensable in the production of stylish clothes. World fashion trendsetters such as Sonia Rykiel, Christian Dior and Chanel have appreciated the unique characteristics. Recently, neoprene is experiencing a rebirth, taking its rightful place in fashion collections.