In the early 1960s, companies sought to create a unique synthetic rubber to surpass the limitations of natural rubber. While natural rubber offers high strength, it degrades under prolonged UV exposure. Therefore, to address the need for a rubber with both elasticity and UV/ozone resistance, researchers and scientists developed EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), enhancing the properties of natural rubber.

Similarly, manufacturers can easily produce EPDM in various forms, including sheet rubber and adhesives. Today, ethylene propylene rubber is used in many sectors for a variety of EPDM products such as gaskets, seals and protective pads.

How is EPDM Rubber used in the automotive industry?


Today, EPDM finds wide use across many industries for products like gaskets, seals, and protective pads. Why is it so popular in the automotive industry? EPDM’s sealing attributes and noise reduction properties make it invaluable. Additionally, it bonds quickly with metal, creating a strong barrier against weather, road conditions, and engine vibration. Furthermore, EPDM resists UV damage and remains waterproof. Its versatility allows for numerous applications.

What are the automotive applications of EPDM Rubber?

How is EPDM used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning?

Heating and Ventilation

EPDM Rubber also excels in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Moreover, think compressor grommets, mandrel-formed drain tubes, pressure switch tubing, and panel gaskets and seals.

Why is EPDM Ideal for HVAC?

    • Low electrical conductivity, plus steam and water resistance – Perfect for AC, heating, and ventilation.
    • Stability at extreme temperatures – Prevents brittleness and deterioration.
    • Vibration reduction – Minimises noise from fans and motors
    • Adapts to temperature-related changes in metal ducting – Maintains a leak-tight seal.
    • Resists environmental factors, including UV light, moisture, temperature fluctuations, and ozone.

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