Neoprene adhesive is a one-part polychloroprene-based adhesive (neoprene is a chloroprene monomer-based synthetic rubber) which is dissolved in various organic solvents (acetone, alcohol, ethers, esters) or in water (to produce a water-based adhesive).
It is usually produced as a liquid for easier application to large surface areas, however, it is also available as a thixotropic gel (which does not run).
Neoprene adhesive transforms into an adhesive film once the solvents have evaporated. This evaporation time varies depending on the type of solvent used. The adhesive can be applied either to both substrates (double-spread bonding) or to just one of the substrates to be bonded.
Neoprene one-part adhesives are suited to assembling a wide range of substrates, such as wood, metal, glass, ceramics, cork, rigid PVC, leather, rubber, etc. They are less well suited to plastic substrates, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and flexible PVC.