The following is a reproduction from the former Rubatex site on Thomas Register ( a listing of manufacturers)

Wet & Dry Suit Materials

Since 1935, Rubatex has produced the finest quality closed cell rubber products on the market. We've continued to improve neoprene products over the years, leading the field in wet and dry suit materials. With Rubatex you can always count on high quality performance. Our diving and water sports material like G-231 and 008 have kept you warm and comfortable above and below the water.

STOCK
BENEFITS
USE
G-231 Incredible Warmth & Durability, Premium Wet & Dry Suits (for the serious professional
008 & 1400 Durable, Good Warmth, Comfort, Flexibility Sport Enthusiasts & Professionals

Test Results

MEASUREMENT OF RUBATEX SWATCH SETS FOR MATERIAL TESTING

Bar reference marks were made on material and measures to gauge shrinkage.

Rating: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor

Habitat Florida - 6 days in saturation at 50 fsw

(A key test because it reflects performance over time)

Material
Starting
Thickness
Bar Dim.
Ending
Thickness
Bar Dim.
%Change
Thickness
Rating
Bar Dim
Rating
R-008-N

3.97

103.24

2.79

97.66

-20.7

F

-5.4

G

G-231-N

3.97

100.94

2.84

100.22

-28.5

G

*

E

R-2100-N

3.77

103.49

3.40

101.30

-9.8

E

-2.1

E

Import "A"

3.78

102.29

1.81

95.14

-52.1

P

-7.0

P

R-008-N

7.35

104.16

4.52

99.97

-38.5

G

-4.0

G

G-231-N

6.66

102.90

4.46

102.37

-33.0

E

*

E

R-2100-N

6.89

102.45

4.18

99.41

-39.3

G

-3.0

E

Import "A" (T)

7.22

102.86

3.55

96.00

-50.8

P

-6.7

F

Import "B" (T)

6.77

102.36

2.92

90.92

-55.8

P

-11.1

P

(T) - Neoprene with Titanium insulation

* - No change - Material had 100% recovery

Note: Suits and samples were marked with a code, rather than with a product name, so as to preclude any brand preference or bias by the testers.