EPDM O-Rings, Gaskets & Seals
Ace Seal supplies EPDM o-rings, EPDM seals, and EPDM gaskets in standard AS568 sizes and in custom configurations to match your design needs. Custom EPDM o-rings, gaskets, and seals can be tailored to meet your specifications for durometer, color, and industry certifications, including FDA, NSF, 3A, and more (see below).
Characteristics of EPDM Rubber O-Rings, Gaskets & Seals
- Resistant to: extreme cold, steam, hot water, sunlight and UV, dilute acids, ketones, alkalis
- Not for use with: solvents, aromatic hydrocarbons
- Temperature range: -60° to 300°F (-51° to 150°C)
- Hardness range: 40 to 90
- Standard hardness: 70
- Standard color: black
EPDM Chemical Compatibility & Characteristics
If EPDM is not compatible with your application, view our chemical compatibility chart to find the right material for your specific needs
- Chemical resistance: Excellent
- Water steam resistance: Excellent
- Weather resistance: Excellent
- Heat resistance: Excellent
- Cold resistance: Good to excellent
- Abrasion resistance: Good to excellent
- Dynamic resistance: Good to excellent
- Set resistance: Good to excellent
- Tear resistance: Good to excellent
- Tensile strength: Good to excellent
- Acid resistance: Good
- Electrical properties: Good
- Impermeability: Fair
- Flame resistance: Poor
- Oil resistance: Poor
- Ozone resistance: Poor
What is EPDM? General Properties, Compatibility & More
EPDM (ethylene-propylene diene monomer [M-class] rubber) is a type of synthetic rubber that is popular for a broad spectrum of applications. It is one of the most versatile and durable rubbers available, providing outstanding heat, weather, and ozone resistance.
EPDM rubber is suitable for used in extreme cold temperatures (as low as -60°F/-51°C) and outdoor applications, and is resistant to steam (up to 300°F/150°C), hot water, direct sunlight/UV, silicone oils and greases, dilute acids, ketones, alkalis, and automotive break fluids. It also makes an excellent electrical insulator.
Versatile O-Ring, Seal & Gasket Material
EPDM o-rings, gaskets, and seals are commonly used in automotive manufacturing, medical devices, household appliances, water and wastewater systems, and other challenging applications.
In other forms, EPDM rubber is used for everything from garden hose to roofing membranes to speaker components.
Custom EPDM Approvals
As your application requires, Ace Seal can provide custom EPDM o-rings, EPDM gaskets, and EPDM seals to meet a variety of industrial and/or regulatory approvals. We use special additives and production processes to provide o-rings, etc., for:
- Class VI
- NSF 51/61
- and other requirements
Compare & Contrast: EPDM vs. Silicone
EPDM and silicone are very similar materials, and share a number of like characteristics. Both are good for outdoor applications, with good resistance to weathering, UV exposure, and aging. EPDM and silicone both provide excellent ozone resistance and maintain their flexibility in extremely low temperatures.
However, EPDM provides far superior abrasion, tear, and cut growth resistance, as well as higher tensile strength. Contact Ace Seal to discuss your application and our experts will help you determine which material is best suited to your unique needs.
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