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.


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.


  • 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