Resistant to heat, UV light, ozone, weather and water swell
Along with EPDM rubbers excellent heat, ozone and weather resistance are its good resistance to polar substances, steam and electrical insulation.
EPDM rubber is an excellent material often used because of its superior ability to resist degradation due to the sun’s UV light and the ozone this generates. EPDM rubber is a very affordable material. EPDM ‘sponge’ is often matched with EDPM ‘dense’ to form a resilient seal that can also be fashioned into a ‘clip’ offering a simple yet effective attachment mechanism. Various styles of metal carriers are often embedded into the clip to add rigidity and improve fastening capability.
Not resistant to most oils, fuels, solvents and acids
EPDM rubber exhibits average to good resistance to fireproof hydraulic fluids, ketones, hot and cold water and alkalis. EPDM rubber has poor resistance to most oils (petroleum, mineral, di-ester lubricants), fuel (gasoline, kerosene), aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, halogenated solvents and concentrated acids.
Used for weather sealing applications on all vehicles, glass run channels and tubing
EPDM rubber is frequently used for weather sealing applications on all vehicles: door, window, trunk and hood seals. EPDM rubber is also used in glass-run channels, radiator hoses, garden and appliance hoses, tubing, washers, belts, solar panels, gas masks (instead of silicone) and electrical insulation.