EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a form of synthetic rubber with outstanding weathering properties. While there are many refined products within EPDM (sponge, rubber, semi-closed cell sponge) many of the key properties that make this product so useful remain the same. These include an excellent resistance to ozone and UV, a substantially wide temperature range and general resistance to abrasion, EPDM materials are ideally suited for outdoor and automotive use. These aforementioned properties, coupled with noise reduction and sealing make EPDM ideal for use in the automotive sector.
EPDM rubber gaskets can also provide good resistance to water-based chemicals and vegetable-based hydraulic oils. Here at CB Frost, we keep EPDM rubber sheet material in stock in a wide range of thicknesses and shore hardness (40˚ IRHD to 80˚ IRHD, depending on grade), allowing us to provide a quick turnaround time.
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The History Of EPDM
Despite the invention of synthetic rubber in the early 20th century, natural rubber continued to be widely used until the 1960s to meet the increasingly complex needs of manufacturers. With an increasing need for a rubber material with UV/ozone resistance, combined with elasticity, scientists developed Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, commonly known as EPDM, a synthetic rubber with enhanced properties when compared with natural rubber.
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