EPDM foam stands out from the rest due to its capability to resist ozone, light, water, chemicals, and fire. Key features of this foam include closed-cell structure, resilience (elasticity), and recoverability.
In case you encounter any issues or need help with the use of this foam in your industry, please reach out to our design and development department for technical consultation.
What is EPDM?
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer foam, otherwise known as EPDM foam, is a synthetic rubber used for a multitude of applications. Its exceptional properties make this rubber ideal for outdoor areas and hot weather. It stands up well to difficult weather, such as hot and cold temperatures, direct sunlight, ozone, alkalinity and acidity, oxygenated solvents, and oxidation. However, it is not compatible with most hydrocarbons, oils, white oil, gasoline, and halogenated solvents. On the other hand, it has great thermal flexibility, and noteworthy resistance to water and steam, which are other important features of EPDM.
EPDM offers compatibility, waterproofing, and excellent insulation. EPDM rubber is used for sealing, making gaskets, and crafting membranes and diaphragms. EPDM is frequently employed when a component requires the ability to restrict fluid passage while still being pliable. It can also be used to provide padding or flexibility. Although EPDM has adequate tensile strength, its pliability makes it inappropriate for rigid items such as cogs, shafts, and structural beams.
EPDM stands for “Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer,” which is used in various industries due to its unique characteristics. Each EPDM product will have its distinctive features, depending on the intended purpose for which it is manufactured. To download the EPDM foam datasheet, please click on the following link:
Different EPDM Products
We can produce and supply EPDM foam in sheet form, with each sheet having its unique abilities depending on its use. EPDM foam can be purchased in sheet form with dimensions of 1000 by 2000 centimeters and a thickness of 32 millimeters, sheet sizes of 1720 by 1100 centimeters and a thickness of 32 millimeters, and sheet sizes of 1450 by 1060 centimeters and a thickness of 32 millimeters.
Compared to non-saturated rubbers such as natural rubber, SBR, or neoprene, EPDM exhibits much better resistance to light, heat, and ozone. EPDM can be designed to handle temperatures greater than 150 degrees Celsius and remain in great condition over the years. Depending on its formulation, this material can remain flexible even at -40 degrees Celsius.
Foamiran specializes in creating many different types of EPDM sheets with various dimensions and thicknesses to suit the individual needs of each customer.
The characteristics of EPDM foam
The popularity of EPDM closed-cell foam has significantly increased in recent years, mainly due to its excellent durability against abrasion, cutting, and tearing. The chemical makeup of EPDM gives it strong durability and a longer lifespan than other materials. Here are some of the major advantages of EPDM foam that make it a great selection for many industries:
- Flame resistance
- Heat resistance
- High tensile strength
- Very high flexibility
- Resistance to acids and bases
- High resistance to external factors such as ozone, light, and water
EPDM foam stands out from other materials due to its superior properties and quality, making it a desirable choice for a range of applications and sectors. EPDM is a highly rated material that is suitable for a wide range of uses and is extensively used in the automotive industry for various vehicle components. Its outstanding strength and other advantageous qualities make EPDM foam the perfect material for automotive use. It is mainly used for sealing up windows and doors, reducing vibration, providing better insulation, and making hoses and washers.
EPDM foam has proven to be very resistant to UV radiation, ozone, alkaline substances, water, heat, steam, and weather conditions; however, it has been found to have lesser resistance to some oil-based products. Some of these substances include grease, petroleum derivatives, hot tar, and vegetable and mineral oils, which should be avoided.
Foam’s raw material EPDM
This top-grade mixture is created from the monomer of ethylene-propylene-diene and the polymer of ethylene vinyl acetate. It has all the beneficial characteristics of both EPDM and EVA materials, such as high glossiness and the reversible nature of EVA, in addition to high temperature tolerance and water/weather resistance that is comparable to ozone. This makes it a good choice for many applications.
This top-notch combination consists of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM), and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer. It holds all the advantageous qualities of EPDM, SBR, and EVA, such as the reversible and glossy qualities of EVA. It’s highly resistant to temperatures, ozone, water, and weather, like EPDM, while still having the strength and durability of SBR. This creates a range of possible uses.
To create this high-grade compound, a mixture of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), ethylene-propylene monomer (EPM), and polyolefin elastomer (POE) is used. It has all the advantageous qualities of EPDM, SBR, and POE, like the right amount of flexibility and softness, plus it has a velvet-like texture from POE. It has the same temperature resistance and ozone-like resistance to water and weather as EPDM, and the durability and high tear resistance of SBR. This product is suitable for several different uses