Breathable Fabrics Are Not for Wetsuits Alone

Breathable fabric is gaining in popularity day by day due to its great usability in different spheres of life.

A general person cannot even imagine how neoprene is getting used around the world these days. We all can name at least one very common product made of it “wet suits”. But there are so many other products made of the same stuff available in the market. Let’s have a quick look.

People are using breathable fabrics for great performances in extreme-weather sports and expeditions for its great insulation and protection against intense cold weather conditions.

These suits also offer you utmost freedom of movement apart from regulating optimum temperature and providing protective shield against harsh wind, rain, sleet or snow. These suits can even release excess body heat and perspiration as and when required.

Sport-stars use these fabrics to fight against hot, humid or other most extreme conditions around the world. These suits are almost a must for snow sports, equestrianism, Motorcycling & mountain-biking, parachuting, field and water sports.

Very common use of breathable fabrics can be found in wet suits or surf suits, fishing apparel and equipments, sports shoes and apparel, industrial shoes, casual shoes and medical care.

At the same time, some forms of neoprene is used to make Gaskets and die cut parts, Absorbers and insulators, Steam applications, Plumbing seals, Box liners and Weather stripping. Though neoprene foam is the primary material of most diving suits, Neoprene is a common material for o-rings.

Neoprene is very useful at elevated temperatures and is also used for heavy-duty applications. Neoprene rubber is a great elastomer with medium resistance to sunlight oxidation and some petroleum products.

Another advantage of neoprene is its medium resistance to water and selected chemicals. Neoprene rubber is used for rubber mats, rubber gaskets, and rubber strips.

Airprene, Ventoprene and Breathable fabrics are widely used as orthopaedic bandages and other medical supports for the treatment of muscle, ligament and joint strains, back supports and the management of long-term chronic conditions. Some of them work well with significant advantages over traditional Neoprene-based elasticised supports by stimulating the vasodilatation of blood vessels and improving blood flow to the affected area.

To add to all of the above, breathable fabrics are widely adopted throughout equestrianism, particularly in the design and manufacture of modern saddle pads and flatwork, training and mud fever boots.

One can even find these breathable fabrics are being used by horticulture specialists as a ground cover blanket to increase the development of shoots during the first five days of growth.

This is not all. So much more is yet to be written and discovered.

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