Neoprene vs Polyurethane - What's the difference?

neoprene | polyurethane |


As nouns the difference between neoprene and polyurethane

is that neoprene is a synthetic rubber, a polymer of chloroprene, commonly used in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, electrical insulation, liquid and sheet-applied elastomeric membranes and flashings, car fan belts, etc while polyurethane is polyurethane (any of various polymeric resins containing urethane links).

neoprene

Noun

  • A synthetic rubber, a polymer of chloroprene, commonly used in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, electrical insulation, liquid and sheet-applied elastomeric membranes and flashings, car fan belts, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * polychloroprene

    polyurethane

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of various polymeric resins containing urethane links; used in very many industrial and domestic applications.