EPDM rubber is a highly elastic material which are characterized by high resistance to UV radiation. Also the material is resistant to ozone, low and high temperatures and the oxidation.
EPDM rubber is painted to black colour, and it is resistant to aging, so it can be used in the automotive and construction industries. Characteristics of the EPDM rubber allow to create gaskets which are used in household appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.
Gaskets, which are made of EPDM rubber, are resistant to influence of dilute acids, alkalis, ketones, esters and some types of alcohol. So that EPDM gaskets can be used for manufacturing a wide variety of products including those which will be exposed to aggressive environments.
If you compare EPDM rubber with other materials, then you can say that it is one of the most persistent - fluorine rubber is only slightly superior of EPDM rubber for performance in harsh environments.
One of the few downsides EPDM rubber is that it is almost no oil resistance. Besides this material is bad forming double bonds, so that it is attached to metal very difficult.
Working temperature: from -50 to +130/150 ℃.
Glass transition temperature: from -58 to -62 ℃.
Molar mass: from 80 000 to 250 000 g/mol.
Thickness: from 0.85 to 0.87 g/cm³.
Data is referred to standard conditions (25 ℃, 100 kPa).
EPDM rubber is used for manufacturing the following types of products: