EPDM rubber molding features all of the useful properties of natural rubber and avoid the troublesome properties. EPDM rubber molding is characterized by its high ethylene content, which makes it very easy to form. Because of this feature, EPDM molding is frequently used to make weatherstripping, rubber seals, garden hoses, washers, roofing membranes and electrical insulation.
Nearly all recently manufactured vehicles make use of EPDM rubber molding for door and window stripping as well as trunk and hood seals. EPDM rubber molding is widely used in industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts because of its resilience and versatility. I
ts resistance to heat, extreme temperatures and weather conditions, oxidation, corrosion and other damaging forces makes it ideal for such a range of applications. However, EPDM rubber molding is not intended for use in situations in which it would come into frequent contact with petroleum products; in some cases this kind of contact can cause EPDM to degrade or disintegrate.