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EPDM SD Gummi Hintergrund


remarkable against many chemicals
and all environmental influences

Ethylene-propylene-diene rubber



Ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM) is characterized by a remarkable combination of

material properties. This includes impressive chemical resistance to diluted

Acids, alkalis, solvents and hydraulic fluids. At the same time, its elasticity and flexibility

permanent deformation under load while maintaining the dimensional stability of the material.

Above all but was EPDM developed to permanently withstand all environmental influences.


Chemical structure

EPDM is a terpolymer created by the polymerization of ethylene, propylene and a diene.

The addition of the diene enables the formation of sulfur-crosslinkable double bonds in the side chains of the polymer.

This structural aspect significantly influences the material properties and crosslinking behavior of EPDM.

Material properties and resistance

  • very good weather, UV and ozone resistance                    

  • high elasticity, good cold flexibility and recovery behavior     

  • For use primarily outdoors and in contact with steam and hot water under high pressure                              

  • high resistance to contact with oxygen, UV radiation, heat, water, steam, alkalis, aggressive chemicals

  • Not suitable for contact with gasoline, fuels and mineral oils

  • Temperature resistance: -70°C to 150°C

The unique chemical structure gives EPDM a combination of flexibility, strength and durability, which makes it indispensable in various industrial sectors.  ​It is resistant to weather influences, ozone, UV, aging-related changes and many chemicals. EPDM is used in various industrial applications where a combination of elasticity, weather resistance and chemical resistance is required. flexibility EPDM is characterized by a high level of flexibility, which makes it particularly adaptable for various applications. This flexibility is retained even at low temperatures. ​ Tear resistance EPDM has good tear strength, meaning it is resistant to cracks and mechanical stress. This makes it particularly suitable for applications where high stress may occur. ​ Wear resistance Due to its chemical structure and composition, EPDM shows excellent wear resistance. It retains its integrity and surface quality even with repeated use. density The density of EPDM is in the range of approximately 0.85 to 0.87 g/cm³. This moderate density enables good processability and at the same time makes the material light and manageable. Insulation properties EPDM offers good electrical insulation properties, which is why it is often used in the electrical industry to produce cable insulation. Weather resistance EPDM is extremely weather-resistant and shows high resistance to UV radiation and ozone. This feature makes it ideal for outdoor use. Chemical resistance EPDM resists many chemicals, acids and bases, making it versatile, including in environments with chemical exposure. Temperature resistance EPDM retains its flexibility and elasticity over a wide temperature range of approximately -70°C to +150°C, allowing it to be used in various climates and applications. Water vapor resistance EPDM has a low water vapor permeability, which makes it suitable for sealing applications, particularly water-resistant seals.

Material hardness and coloring


EPDM is available in different hardness grades, ranging from soft (20 Shore A) to harder types

(over 90 Shore A) is enough. The material hardness can be adjusted depending on the requirements of the application. In terms of color schemes, EPDM is usually available in black or light shades such as white or light grey.available.

Industries and applications

EPDM is widely used in various industries due to its unique material properties.

In the automotive sector it is used for hoses, seals, door profiles and membranes.

In construction, EPDM is used as a high-quality material for waterproofing membranes, flat roof sealing or films.

In addition, it is used in steel hydraulic engineering for docking , lock sealing or

the industry for conveyor belts, expansion joints and flexible piping.

Automotive industry EPDM is used for gaskets, door and window seals, hoses, O-rings and other sealing components in vehicles. ​ Construction industry EPDM is used in roof seals, window seals, facade profiles and other building elements. Electrical industry Due to its good electrical insulation properties, EPDM is used for cable insulation and seals in electrical applications. domestic appliances EPDM is used in gaskets and sealing rings of household appliances, especially when it comes to weather resistance and durability. ​ Water technology Due to its resistance to water vapor and various weather influences, EPDM is used for seals and membranes in water applications.

The outstanding material properties, the resistance to environmental influencesversatile Hardness levels

and the wide range of applications make ethylene propylene diene rubber a key material in various industries. Continuous research and development in this area contributes to

to further expand the areas of application of EPDM and optimize its performance.

Material development/compounding

high quality standards for the best durability



Our products should withstand extreme chemical and physical influences

be in long-term use.That's why we always choose the 

Material that exactly meets the customer's individual requirements. 

For challenging projects, you can rely on extensive expertise 

and leave our network of raw material suppliers and application engineers. 

We deal in depth with the conditions of use and know materials

develop, which are characterized by a wide variety of properties such as 

Heat or cold resistance, weather resistance, media resistance 

and long service life.

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targeted material selection

Due to the high level of wear and tear on rubberand plastic products, the associated complex repair work and expensive downtime, we clarify all the physical aspects in the first conversation

and chemical influences on the product.


This allows us to offer our customers high-quality products

withoffer the best durability and resistance.


Material optimization

We optimize the physical and chemicalCharacteristics

of the material used or are specifically looking for alternatives,

to provide better resistance to different 

environmental influences. 


This allows us to identify your product using data sheets,Attempts or external tests to specifically improve the quality.

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