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Threaded Flange

Threaded flanges are probably the most recognisable of all flanges due to their screw thread design that is used to connect it to the pipe. Threaded flanges, also known as screwed flanges (for obvious reasons), require a male and female thread to create a connection...

Slip On Flange

A slip-on flange can also be known as a hubbed flange, which, as the name suggests, has a hub with a very low profile. Why is this important? Because this type of ring type joint gasket has an internal diameter larger than the connecting pipe, allowing you to slide it...

Weld Neck Flange

Also known as tapered hub flanges or high hub flanges, weld neck flanges are a specific type of gasket with a protruding ridge and long neck used to connect pipework and provide you with a high-quality seal. Weld neck flanges, in particular, are a popular choice when...

Nitrile vs Viton® – What is the Difference?

As you start to make a decision about what type of O-rings to purchase for your business, you might wonder what material is the most suitable for your unique needs. Every business operation has different requirements for their O-rings, such as the temperature,...

Aflas vs Viton

When it comes to choosing O ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll find that there are a wide range of materials on offer for you to choose from. Many people find that the options can seem quite overwhelming, with some materials having similar properties but offering...

Metal Gaskets

When comparing gaskets for use within your business processes, you’ll find that these can be made from a variety of materials. Metal gaskets are a very popular option, offering many advantages over other materials. When looking at sealing product options, make sure...

AFLAS o ring

O rings come in many different dimensions, thicknesses, and materials. And it is the various different materials that o rings can be manufactured from that make each o ring unique and suitable for specific applications. In fact, there are hundreds of different types...

O Ring Vulcanization Process

With years of o ring knowledge and experience in o ring vulcanization, we're one of the leading experts in providing the right sealing solution for you. To view our full range, visit our O-ring product page, with a wide selection and something to match every...

What is a Window Seal?

A window seal is something that nearly all of us will have seen in our homes or workplaces and is designed to help make your building more comfortable. Within our range of Sealing Specialist Products, we offer a selection of window seals designed for various...

What is a Mechanical Seal?

On our site, you’ll find a wide range of products that can support you with various processes and applications within your daily business operations. A mechanical seal is a useful tool for business owners, but if you aren’t familiar with this part, you might be...

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EPDM Gasket

Both the automotive and construction industries have started to use EPDM gaskets more frequently in recent times. This rubber material is UV light resistant and has many fantastic properties that make this part highly effective for a wide range of processes. Keep reading as we discover more about EPDM gaskets and help you to decide whether this material is a good fit for your unique needs. Visit our page to learn more about the products we offer or get in touch with our team to discover how we can support you in choosing the right gaskets for your business.

Intro to EPDM Gasket

What is EPDM?

An EPDM gasket is made from ethylene propylene diene monomer, which is a synthetic rubber polymer. As well as being used to make gaskets, this material is also commonly used for seals and insulation. In comparison to other rubber polymers, this material has a higher level of elasticity and has similar physical properties to natural rubber. On top of that, in can work in a variety of different conditions, withstanding high and low heat, UV light, and other challenging conditions. This means it is an ideal material for gaskets, which is why it has become so popular in various industries today.

There are some drawbacks of this material that it’s important to be aware of too. An EPDM rubber gasket is highly flexible, but this does mean that it’s not ideal for use in a process that needs a very rigid or stiff part to be effective. If you are working with these conditions, consider another material instead, The good news is that there are dozens of materials on offer for gaskets today, so you’ll have no problem finding a more suitable alternative to EPDM gasket material.

Weather Resistant

An EPDM gasket will be resistant to ozone and UV light, which is one of the biggest advantages of this type of gasket over other materials. This is why many companies choose this material over natural rubber, which will crack and degrade when used in these conditions for a long period of time. You can’t use natural rubber in direct sunlight, or you will find it becomes ineffective and unable to do its job. EPDM rubber gaskets are ideal for working outdoors, as they can be exposed to these weather conditions for an extended period of time without harm. You can also use these gaskets with water at various temperatures, meaning a gasket EPDM is a very versatile option.

Heat-Resistant

Any sealing product you purchase should be able to work for your unique needs, and many of our clients find that they need a gasket that can work at a very high temperature. EPDM is the ideal option for high temperatures, allowing you to work at up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit effectively. It can also be used as an effective seal at low temperatures, so you could use it in the freezing cold winter if needed. This is why this material is used in roof seams, as it seals off a building from the cold outside weather. You won’t have to worry about changing the gaskets you are using to fit different temperature requirements when you work with EPDM gaskets, as they can be effective all year round and in a variety of conditions.

Working with Chemicals

When you purchase gaskets, you might be expecting to use them with various chemicals. Chemicals all have different properties, which means that each chemical needs to be tested with gaskets before you can use them regularly. EPDM is resistant to many different elements, including sodium, nitrogen and potassium. This material has been thoroughly tested, so you can rest assured knowing that you can carry out work with mild acids, alkalis, alcohol and detergents with no issues. Just keep in mind that EPDM might not be suitable for use with natural gas and oils, due to its composition. Our team will be happy to answer your questions about which chemicals it can be used with and suggest an alternative if we don’t believe this is the right option for your business needs.

EPDM gaskets are now a popular option with business owners around the world. This type of gasket is suitable for use with heat, various weather conditions, and many chemicals, meaning it’s a versatile option for a variety of processes. On our site, you’ll find a wide range of gaskets and seals to help with your business needs. Our team of experts will be happy to guide you in choosing the right ones and work with you to ensure your business processes are as effective as possible this year. Take a look through our full range of products online today or get in touch with our team to discuss any questions you have about EPDM gaskets or any of the other products on our site.

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