WRAS EPDM Rubber Sheet
ASG stocks and supplies a whole host of non-metallic materials in sheet form, some of which are formulated for use within unique industries and applications, one such material is EPDM rubber.
EPDM rubber is available in a range of grades and hardnesses, one of which includes WRAS approved EPDM (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) which is suitable for contact with wholesome water and is commonly used in applications involving water for human consumption.
This material is manufactured in roll form at 1.6 meters wide, in thicknesses starting at 1mm in lengths of 10 meters long for material up to 8mm thick, and 5 meters long for thickness above 8mm, however as we carry out all our own conversion in-house, we can supply these rolls cut down into small sheets at 1 meter or 2-meter lengths, or even bespoke sized sheets and large pads, whilst our on-site laminating service allows us to laminate solid rubber with a choice of adhesives, foils or with layers of other material types.
What are WRAS Solid EPDM Rubber Sheets?
WRAS approved EPDM rubber has been specially formulated and manufactured as a safe material for use within potable water applications for human consumption, adhering to BS6920-1:2000 and BS 6920-1:2014 'Suitability of non-metallic materials and products for use in contact and with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the water'.
WRAS approved EPDM is manufactured in roll form with a cloth impression on both faces and offers an impervious surface ensuring water remains contained. Rolls are produced at 1.6 meters wide, in thicknesses starting at 1mm in lengths of 10 meters long for material up to 8mm thick, and 5 meters long for thickness above 8mm, however, these can also be cut down and supplied as sheets which are sometimes preferred by customers as they have the freedom to cut their own sheets in various sizes as and when they are required.
WRAS EPDM rubber sheets can be supplied with a choice of finishes including foils, self-adhesives or laminated with other materials.
For information on WRAS EPDM Rubber Sheet please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Temperature Range: -40°C ±120°C
- Maximum temperature for potable water of up to +23ºC
- Shore Hardness (A) 70°
- Resistance to weathering /chemicals
- Commonly used by water authorities as it meets standards:
- BS 6920-1:2014 'Suitability of non-metallic materials and products for use in contact and with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the water'
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Samples - Technical WRAS EPDM Rubber Sheet
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Why use WRAS Solid EPDM Rubber Sheets?
WRAS approved solid EPDM rubber sheet material offers an operating temperature range of -40º TO + 120ºC, and for wholesome water of up to +23ºC. They have excellent resistance to weathering, ozone and ageing as well as excellent resistance to acids and bases making them suitable for use in many indoor and outdoor applications.
WRAS approved EPDM rubber has a cloth finished impervious surface ensuring the strips keep water contained and protected from contamination when used as seals or washers within pipework or water dispensers, water transportation and storage.
The material also has a good tensile strength making it suitable for use in more physically demanding applications such as water pumps and protective barriers. Sheets of WRAS solid EPDM rubber are often preferred by customers as they give them the flexibility to cut them down into products as and when they’re required.
Benefits of WRAS Solid EPDM Rubber Sheets
- Operating temperature range of -40º TO + 120ºC
- An impervious surface allowing In water storage, dispensing and transport
- Easy to cut into usable components such as washers, gaskets, strips
- Good tensile strength for physically demanding applications
- Can be supplied with a self-adhesive backing
- Protects drinking water from contamination
Different Grades Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with many material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when looking for specialist EPDM materials, other specialist 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, iis non-toxic and has a working temperature of -25°C up to +140°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.
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