NEOPRENE is a synthetic rubber material designed to be flexible, durable, resilient, and very resistant to failure and breakdown by compression and water. Air and water become isolated in its unique molecular structure. Neoprene is temperately stable with a high heat resistance and commonly found in oven mitts. Its durable quality makes it very useful for applications such as shoe soles, seating, and acoustic noise blocking. Neoprene has comfortable qualities that make it desirable for wet suits, clothing, bicycle seats and shorts, waders, neoprene insulated can holders, sports gloves, mouse pads, pet collars, elbow and knee pads, orthopedic braces, equestrian pads, and neoprene covered poker tables. Neoprene should not be used in long sunlight exposure applications. It may crack and fade. For all sunlight applications apply our UV protectant or use EVA closed cell foam, which is inherently uv resistant.