YULEX® CC Closed Cell Foam Rubber

The world’s first plant-based replacement for polychloroprene (aka neoprene) closed cell foam.

Yulex CC closed cell foam rubber made with yulex

YULEX CC closed cell foam rubber by Yulex is the world’s first natural, plant-based replacement for polychloroprene (aka neoprene) foam. Originally created in partnership with Patagonia for their neoprene-free wetsuit. YULEX CC and its range of applications have grown steadily ever since the commercial launch with Patagonia, winning multiple surf industry and environmental awards, trade and international recognition. YULEX CC is now the first choice by global brands looking for higher performing, environmentally friendly and plant-based replacements for synthetics.

girl surfing
Photo credit: Tim Davis


  • Plant-based, high performing elastomeric foam with a closed cell structure
  • Available with one or two side lamination or combination of texture and lamination
  • Easily cuts, lasers, die stamps, glues and sews just like neoprene foams, but better
  • Unparalleled flexibility, durability, and application performance
  • YULEX polymers are biodegradable

  • Cushioning, impact, and vibration absorption
  • Exceptional elongation, low density and water resistance (closed cell)
  • Wide range of firmness: from extremely soft to highly firm
  • Thermal control, warmth retention through air flow


  • Medical device products like sport braces
  • Hand grip padding and covers
  • Excellent choice for footwear in action sports, water sports, military and fashion

  • Fashion and active-purpose handbags, backpacks, electronic device cases and accessories
  • Furniture seat coverings and cushions
  • Automotive seating and interior covers
  • Electronic and mobile device cases

For Manufacturers

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Yulex Natural Rubber Emulsion

beakers with rubber

Yulex Natural Rubber Solid

rubber bricks

YULEX® CC Closed Cell Foam

closed cell foam layers

YULEX® OC Open Cell Foam

open cell foam sample
Photo credit: Tim Davis