Skinned Sponge Strip (Expanded Neoprene)
Manufactured from expanded neoprene, our skinned sponge strip has a smooth skin on all four sides. As expanded neoprene is a closed-cell sponge it does not absorb water or moisture allowing for the creation of truly watertight seals on lockers, car boots, enclosures and cabinets. Skinned sponge strip is also suitable for sealing plastic and aluminium port lights and vents on boats and other marine vessels.
As the external skin makes these products slighter firmer than standard sponge strip, these products are manufactured with central holes to aid compression. We recommend compressing sponge seals by approximately 30% to create a long-lasting watertight seal and reduce the chance of compression set. Compressing the section by a third will help reduce damage to the seal with excessive and prolonged force.
As the skinned sponge strip has a flat base, it can be bonded onto most clean flat surfaces. We recommend using a good-quality contact adhesive if there is a large amount of moisture or water present.