All SCUBAPRO wetsuits are manufactured from 100 percent pure neoprene made from an exclusive formula called X-Foam, which is made from limestone (not petroleum) neoprene. This means it is completely petroleum-free, which reduces petroleum consumption for future generations. This also makes X-Foam the only neoprene formula that complies with the very strict P.A.H. and REACH test requirements.
P.A.H.s (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) occur in oil, coal and tar deposits, and are also produced as byproducts of fuel-burning, both fossil and biomass. P.A.H.s have been included on the EPA’s pollutants priority list since 1976. P.A.H. tests make sure the neoprene is free of the chemical pollutants listed in the regulation.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) tests for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Both P.A.H. and REACH tests provide a safety standard to protect users and avoid the potential risk for the human body.
The X-Foam production and testing process is very expensive but we feel it’s well worth it. At SCUBAPRO, we are proud to be able to offer this neoprene blend in order to better protect the environment.