Solid EPDM Rubber

Solid EPDM Rubber

EPDM Rubber Manufacturer

One of the many popular solid rubber materials available from Advanced Seals & Gaskets is EPDM rubber. This material is usually manufactured in roll form at 1.4mtrs wide x 10mtrs long and in thicknesses starting at just 1mm, which are stocked by ASG ready to be shipped or converted into various other usable products including gaskets, strips, pads and washers.  

Solid EPDM is commonly used as it has an excellent list of resistance and strength properties, available in a range of specialist grades and in a choice of hardnesses ranging from 40°- 90° shore (the shore hardness is measured using a shore durometer which indicates the level of resistance to indentation, the higher number on the scale indicate a greater resistance - harder the material/lower number indicate less resistance- softer the material).

EPDM rubber is a preferred choice in applications where there is exposure to water, chemicals and ozone, such as automotive, household appliances and waste systems.

What is EPDM Rubber?

EPDM is a synthetic rubber,  an abbreviation of Ethylene, Propylene, Diene and Monomer, a durable rubber popular for use in a range of applications, including in vehicles (where it is used for window and door seals, as well as cooling system hoses, roofing systems and non-slip coatings.

This material is such a popular choice as it is air and water tight, ages well without becoming brittle offer good UV resistance, and works well in a wide range of temperatures. EPDM also provides excellent chemical resistance and good electrical properties.

Material Enquiry

For information on Solid EPDM Rubber please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Specification & Key Characteristics

    • Shore Hardness: 60° ± 5° 
    • Temperature: -30°C up to +110°C 
    • Excellent resistance to ozone and weathering.
    • Good resistance to alkalines, diluted acids and ketones.
    • Commonly used in outdoor environments.
    • Extremely durable
    • Good resistance to abrasion
    • Shock and vibration insulation

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Why use EPDM Rubber?

    EPDM rubber has an operating temperature range of -30°C to + 110°C and is resistant to environmental extremes such as UV rays, O-zone and weather making this a good material for both internal and external applications. It provides good general resistance to animal and vegetable oils, chemicals, steam, oxygenated solvents and electrical. 

    The fact that EPDM is waterproof and works well under pressure makes it the ideal material for use in roofing, deep-sea and solar panel applications, while its noise insulating properties mean it is often featured in household appliances that call for lower levels of noise and movement.  EPDM rubber is available in a number of hardnesses and grades, all of which can be supplied in roll and sheet form, or cut into usable pre-cut gaskets, washers, strips or pads.

    Different Grades

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with many material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when looking for EPDM materials, other grades of solid EPDM include:

    FDA grades - Food quality EPDM is available in blue and white options.  This synthetic material is suitable for use in food and pharmaceutical processing applications. Food quality EPDM offers good resistance to animal and vegetable oils, it's non-toxic and has a working temperature of -25°C up to +140°C. 

    WRAS approved EPDM rubber is suitable for use in potable water applications (water for human consumption) The material is resistant to weathering, ozone, ageing and chemicals and meets standards BS 6920-1:2000 and BS 6920-1:2014.  WRAS approved EPDM has a working temperature of  -40°C up to +120°C.

    Peroxide Cured - Vulcanising or curing EPDM using peroxide (as opposed to Sulphur) produces a more superior material with higher temperature resistance, heat resistance and improved oil and chemical resistance, this material is suitable for demanding applications such as nuclear facilities.

    Please get in touch if you are unsure which grade of EPDM  you require for your application, samples of our materials are readily available for your perusal.  

    Benefits of EPDM Rubber

    There are various ways in which our customers utilize acoustic foam gaskets, these include sound absorption. Due to its excellent sound dampening properties, acoustic foam gaskets are often used for fittings within marine applications, recording studios, acoustic/compressor or generator enclosures, etc.

    Many industries also utilize acoustic foam gaskets for insulation, vibration control and cushioning due to the materials exceptional fire resistance properties (Surface Spread of Flame Class 1 BS 476 part 7 and Building Regulations 1991 (fire safety) Class 0 BS 476 part 6&7).

    These include heating & ventilation, construction, automotive, and electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing.

    Benefits of EPDM Rubber

    • Ozone and Weather Resistant
    • Durable
    • Variety of Grades
    • Resistance to Fine Particles
    • Can be made to bespoke designs
    • Created an air and watertight seal

    Advantages of Using EPDM Rubber

    There are many advantages to using EPDM rubber within many applications namely its extensive list of properties and the variety of grades available. EPDM is ideal for use where a strong, versatile material is required in an environment where there may be exposure to the ozone, UV, chemicals, water/steam and acids.

    The EPDM rubber material is readily available in a range of thicknesses, making the process of cutting parts a quicker process, the tear resistance of the material allows us to accurately cut or extrude parts to meet our customer exact specifications without causing damage to the final product.

    Have a Question about EPDM Rubber?

    Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.