EPDM Rubber Extrusion
EPDM rubber extrusions are the best options for applications in industries such as construction and automotive as well as many more due the water and weather resistance nature of EPDM rubber.
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets we can offer high quality EPDM rubber extrusions in a wide array of profiles including P sections, T sections, E sections, D sections and U sections as basic forms. Custom items are available with simple dies which allows a great deal of freedom using samples or drawings as a guide. For more information get in touch with our team using the contact form below or call us using the number at the top of the page.
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What Are The Key Characteristics of EPDM Rubber Extrusion
- Colour: Black, White
- Grade: High Temperature, WRAS Approved, Commercial, FDA
- Density: 40 – 90 Shore Hardness
- Resistances: UV, O Zone, Water
- Temperature Range: 150°C to -500°C
- Thickness: Any thickness is available on custom made extrusions
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What Is EPDM Rubber Extrusion?
Extrusion is a term used for the process by which materials such as sponge or rubber, including EPDM are turned in a certain profile, usually required where a seal or edge trim is required in a specific or complex shape, however standard round, square or rectangular shapes are also very popular. The process of the extrusion pushes the raw (uncured) material through a die (or tool) to create a consistent cross sectional shape with a smooth surface finish. During this process internal support (reinforcement) or bridgework can also be added to provide additional structural support. EPDM rubber extrusions can be produced in solid shaped profiles or with holes.
Why Use EPDM Rubber Extrusion?
EPDM rubber extrusions are most commonly found used in sealing applications. By extruding the material, end users have the benefit of a perfectly fitting seal combined with the properties of the EPDM material. EPDM rubber has an operating temperature range of -30°C to + 110°C and is resistant to environment extremes such as UV rays, O-zone and weather making this a good material for both internal and external applications.
Rubber extruded profiles may vary depending on the application. They are commonly applied to industrial applications that require sealing. Extruded EPDM seals can be found as door seals on vehicles, as hatch seals on enclosures and HVAC systems and as edge trims to reduce noise and vibration.
EPDM rubber extrusions can be produced in a number of grades and densities, these include a high temperature EPDM rubber that can handle temperatures up to 128°C, making high temperature EPDM rubber suitable for automotive and industrial use. EPDM rubber extrusions are also available in a choice of shore hardness of 40 to 90.
The shore hardness of the material required will depend on the application for which it is to be used, on the low end, 40 shore, is more flexible and has more cushioning than EPDM rubber with 90 shore hardness which is more rigid and a low rate of compression. Other grades of EPDM rubber extrusions include WRAS approved for drinking water applications and FDA grades for use within the food and drink production industry.
Extrusions are made by pushing uncured material through a die, a die then forms the shape of the extrusion, they can come in a solid or hollow form depending on the chosen application. Solid extrusions including such items as cord, seals and O rings. Hollow extrusions are used mainly in seals, protective seals to fit firmly around the edge of fragile goods. Hollow extrusions create an extra cushioning to add a further seal or protection.
Benefits of EPDM Rubber Extrusion
- Ozone and Weather Resistant
- Variety of Grades
- Resistance to Fine Particles
- Can be made to bespoke designs
- Created an air and water tight seal
Quality control of EPDM Rubber Extrusions
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd are leading manufacturers and suppliers of Foam and Rubber products including EPDM Rubber Extrusions which are quality controlled by our fully documented Quality Management System to ISO 9001.
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