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EPDM Rubber Seals and Gaskets

EPDM rubber seals and gaskets are widely used in various industries for sealing applications due to their excellent resistance to weathering, ozone, UV exposure, and a wide range of temperatures. Here are some key points about EPDM rubber seals and gaskets:

  1. Material Properties: EPDM rubber is known for its outstanding resistance to weathering, ozone, and UV exposure, making it suitable for outdoor applications. It also has good resistance to heat, water, steam, and chemicals, enhancing its versatility.
  2. Temperature Range: EPDM rubber seals and gaskets can withstand temperatures ranging from -50°C to 150°C (-58°F to 302°F), making them suitable for both cold and hot environments.
  3. Flexibility: EPDM rubber is highly flexible, allowing it to conform to irregular surfaces and maintain a tight seal, even under varying pressures.
  4. Chemical Resistance: EPDM gaskets exhibits excellent resistance to many chemicals, including acids, alkalis, ketones, and alcohols. However, it may not be suitable for applications involving oils and petroleum-based fluids.
  5. Applications: EPDM rubber seals and gaskets find applications in various industries such as automotive, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), construction, plumbing, electrical enclosures, and appliances. They are used in sealing doors, windows, hatches, lids, and other enclosures to prevent leaks, drafts, and ingress of dust or moisture.
  6. Manufacturing Processes: EPDM rubber seals and gaskets can be manufactured through various processes such as extrusion, molding, and die-cutting. This allows for the production of custom shapes and sizes to meet specific application requirements.
  7. Longevity: EPDM rubber is known for its durability and long service life, even in harsh environmental conditions. Proper maintenance and periodic inspection can further extend the lifespan of EPDM seals and gaskets.
  8. Cost-effectiveness: While EPDM rubber seals and gaskets may have a higher upfront cost compared to some other sealing materials, their longevity and performance often make them a cost-effective choice over the long term.

About: EPDM rubber seals and gaskets offer a combination of excellent properties, making them a popular choice for sealing applications in diverse industries.

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