Ethylene-propylene rubber & elastomers (Also called EPDM and EPM) continues to be one of the most widely used and fastest growing synthetic rubbers having both specialty and general purpose applications. Versatility in polymer design and performance has resulted in a broad range of use in automotive weather stripping and seals, glass-run channel, radiator, garden and appliance hose, tubing, belts, electrical insulation, roofing, membrane, rubber mechanical goods, plastic impact modification and motor oil additive applications. On the Other hand, it doesn’t do well with oils and petroleum-based products. Its physical resilience (high tensile and tear properties) makes it good for moving or vibrating applications.
EPDM rubbers are valuable for their excellent resistance to heat, oxidation, ozone and weather aging due to their stable, saturated polymer backbone structure. Properly pigmented black and non-black compound are color stable. As a non-polar elastomers thy have good electrical resistivity, as well as polar solvents, such as water acids alkalis, phosphate, esters and many ketones and alcohols.
Durometers Range from 40 to 90