Cotton is a natural fiber of vegetal origin. The cotton thread is derived from the transormation of Gossypium bristles (or cotton). Commonly we also referred under the same name the fabric after the weaving of the wire. Cotton is the first textile fiber used in the world despite the advent of synthetic fibers. It is inflamable and starts decomposition at 160 ° C. Cotton is popular thanks to its characteristics: aspect, lightness, comfort and ease of assembly and processing.
CR or Chloroprene Rubber, commonly known as Neoprene®, was the best option to manufacture products that are to be in contact with oils and fuels in the past. Nowadays, Neoprene® is considered to have a moderate resistance to these components. However, Chloroprene Rubber can be considered a mix solution as it has better resistance to a diverse source of degrading agents (like oil, ozone, chemicals and heat) than Natural Rubber. Instead Neoprene® presents lower physical properties. In spite of the physical properties, Neoprene® has a perfect airtightness, therefore it is widely used in the manufacture of inflatable structures of all sort. Its resistance to fire is also excellent, and can be presented in self-extinguishing formulations if required.