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Molded EPDM Rubber

Molded EPDM rubber is ideal for outdoor applications because of its ability to resist harsh weather conditions. Also recommended for its ability to stabilize color and resist heat. EPDM is an economical choice because it offers the advantages of neoprene, at a lower cost. EPDM molding is widely used in the automotive industry because it is ozone resistant, temperature resistant and has an attractive appearance.

We do not recommend the use of EPDM for applications that involve petroleum derivatives. Mineral oils and solvents can cause an adverse reaction when used with EPDM. EPDM is also not recommended as an electrical insulator.

What is EPDM Rubber?

EPDM rubber or ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber is synthetic rubber with high density. It is an ideal roofing material as well as many other outdoor, HVAC, automotive and industrial applications. EPDM also exhibits mechanical properties found in both natural rubber and synthetic rubber. Furthermore, EPDM materials are far less costly and more durable than silicone materials. As a result, EPDM products last for much longer periods of time, saving you money on replacements.

EPDM is a uniquely versatile, general purpose rubber. However, it should not be used in applications involving contact with petroleum products, food-based applications or applications with continuous exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons.

Advantages of EPDM Molding

  • EPDM offers exception resistance to UV, ozone, weathering, aging and various chemicals
  • Ideal for outdoor applications
  • Offers stability in extreme high and low temperatures
  • Resistance to water and steam
  • Low electrical conductivity
  • Versatility allowing for use in many industries and applications
  • Durability and longevity for continuous use
  • Less costly than silicone

Properties of EPDM Rubber

  • ASTM D-2000 Classification AA, BA, CA (Standard Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications)
  • Chemical Definition: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
  • Abbreviations: EP, EPR, EPT, EPDM

EPDM Molding Processes

  • Transfer Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Compression Molding

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