EPDM rubber (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer rubber) is a high-density synthetic rubber primarily used for outdoor applications like rubber roofing. It has dynamic and mechanical properties between natural rubber and synthetic rubber.
When is EPDM rubber the right choice for sealing and insulation? EPDM seals and gaskets are used widely with vehicles and equipment, but this synthetic elastomer has unsatisfactory resistance to gasoline, diesel fuel, and motor oil. EPDM’s advantages are numerous, however, and this cost-effective compound is often a better choice than silicones – especially in outdoor environments.