EPDM rubber is known for its excellent resistance against environmental factors including direct sunlight, ozone, and moisture. This is a highly recommended outdoor rubber material because it will not deteriorate even after being left outdoors for significant periods of time. We offer EPDM rubber in two forms: solid EPDM and cellular EPDM foam in closed and open cell format. Solid and foam EPDM each have their own unique qualities and are used for different purposes due to the difference in hardness. Here are a few applications for solid and foam EPDM.
Solid forms of EPDM are much more durable against damaging physical forces than foam EPDM. They are often used for outdoor applications due to their excellent resilience towards outdoor environments. Solid EPDM is available in a 60A shore hardness. Shore hardness refers to how hard a material is; the higher the number, the harder the material. Due to their resilience in the outdoors, solid EPDM is often used in vehicular applications such as window sealing strips and even in vehicle tire composition.
Foam EPDM is created when foaming agents are introduced into the rubber during its production process, resulting in an elastomer with air-filled pockets within its composition. Here, at Rubber-Cal, we offer closed cell EPDM foam that has an excellent degree of weather resistance despite its foamy nature. Foam EPDM is ideally used for high-pressure application where superior compression strength is necessary. Unlike solid EPDM, the foam variation is softer and more compressible making it ideal for high-pressure applications that may tear other materials.
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