What is EPDM rubber used for?

- Dec 19, 2019-

EPDM rubber is an extremely versatile material that can be used in a variety of applications, from automotive products to HVAC parts. It also acts as a less expensive alternative to silicone and can last for long periods of time with proper use, saving you time and money.

Caution:

Do not use EPDM rubber if continual contact with petroleum-based products is required.

EPDM rubber is not recommended for usage in food applications or those that are exposed to aromatic hydrocarbons.

Properties

  • Common Name: EPDM

    • ASTM D-2000 Classification: CA

    • Chemical Definition: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer

  • Temperature Range

    • Low Temperature Usage:-20° to -60° F | -29⁰C to -51⁰C

    • High Temperature Usage: Up to 350° F | Up to 177⁰C

  • Tensile Strength

    • Tensile Range: 500-2500 P.S.I.

    • Elongation: 600% Maximum

  • Durometer (Hardness)

    • Range: 30-90 Shore A

    • Resilience/ Rebound: Good

    • Abrasion Resistance: Good

    • Tear Resistance: Fair

    • Compression Set: Good

  • Additional Properties

    • Aging Weather - Sunlight: Excellent

    • Adhesion to Metals: Fair to Good

    • Solvent Resistance: Poor

    • Oil Resistance: Poor