Yazbeck Wetsuits is concerned about the earth’s environment and want’s to emphasize that the YAMAMOTO Neoprene used in our products is not petrochemical based but from a Limestone based polymer with a 99.7% calcium carbonate concentration. This point is also acknowledged for greater acceptance in the market of the medical products made of Yamamoto’s neoprene rubber.
The calcium carbonate foam is much cleaner and more eco-friendly compared to petroleum-based rubber even from the point of its manufacturing process because we don’t use petroleum as the important resource. The quantity of heat for processing and producing their raw materials is one tenth of that being used for refining the petroleum equivalent neoprene products on the market and the generated heat is utilized for the nursery of eels which are utilized as a food resource in Japan. The source of heat that is generated is from the used tires and the electric power is generated from the several dams and power stations constructed downward the high mountain range. This special technology to convert the limestone to the neoprene rubber is considered environmentally clean and friendly in relation to how neoprene is traditionally manufactured.
In addition, YAMAMOTO Neoprene material is not derived from petrochemicals but from Limestone based on 99.7% calcium carbonate produced in the mountains, using the same material that used to make concrete. The reserves are estimated to be available for the next 3,000 years. Throughout the processing and production, only hydroelectric power is utilized, thereby minimizing the release of green house gases which are known to contribute to climate change. The waste heat created from manufacturing Yamamoto Neoprene material is used for the nursery of eels.
The material can be processed to its unique low viscosity at low temperature. The Yamamoto Neoprene manufacturing process is precisely controlled at below 0.5 centigrade. Special compound to match limestone. The brief processing method of the limestone is to make acetylene gas spring up by burning the tire and to liquefy it by the chemical polymerization, then to dry it to chips.
The Japanese special technology to convert the limestone to the rubber is an advanced technology that not only produces the finest material for making Yazbeck wetsuits, it is also to help protect the Earth’s environment.