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Ethylene, propylene, and diene monomers are the components of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), a synthetic rubber. Its single bond, chemically-saturated molecular structure gives it a very strong resistance to the elements. This is due to the fact that, unlike double-bonded rubbers, its molecular structure cannot be disrupted by ozone or UV rays. Read More…

EPDM Rubber Molding EPDM, or ethylene-propylene-diene monomer, is a synthetic rubber used in applications ranging from building construction to cable insulation.
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Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  562-941-4800

RD Rubber Technology Corp is an ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100:2016 certified and ITAR registered company. We offer compression, transfer, injection and Liquid Injection molding, rubber to metal bonding, engineering support, tooling design, machining and more. Our customers rely on us to give them the best possible production solutions for rubber molding. From aerospace to medical, food processing to military applications we build trust by being responsive to your needs.

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RD Rubber Technology Corporation $$$

Stuart, FL  |  772-286-9278

If you have a need custom rubber molding for products with a fast turnaround, Britech Industries is the company you need to call. We do molded, extruded and die cut rubber – of various products and in the colors and compounds you need.

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Britech Industries $$$

Trenton, NJ  |  609-394-5245

With more than a century of manufacturing experience, Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. is your source for custom molded rubber products.

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Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-782-7776

Rubber molding is what we do best. We believe in offering our very best to all customers no matter how large or small. For over 65 years we have pushed the boundaries of what we do and continue to improve our products and customer service every day.

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Accurate Products, Inc. $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development is your complete source for rubber molding products, including rubber rollers, die-cut gaskets, and custom rubber products to suit your application.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Canonsburg, PA  |  866-672-8100

National Rubber was founded in 1997 with the values of variety, consistency, quality, open communication, and timely delivery at its core.

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National Rubber Corp. $$$

Trevose, PA  |  215-355-3440

Mason Rubber is a full-service organization assisting in the designing or reverse engineering of custom product to fulfill your production requirements.

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Mason Rubber Co., Inc. $$$

Minneapolis, MN  |  1-800-927-1422

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) is a leader in material compound development and the manufacturing of custom elastomeric and thermoplastic components. With facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, MRP collaborates with original equipment manufacturers to solve difficult sealing and component challenges across multiple markets. Capabilities include materials science and formulation, fully functional product prototyping, and operational excellence and supply chain consolidation.

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Minnesota Rubber & Plastics $$$

Akron, OH  |  877-771-6766

With over 30 years of experience in the rubber molding industry, we remain committed to offering the best of our time and energy to all customers no matter how large or small.

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Premier Seals Manufacturing $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-538-4970

Kent Rubber Supply leverages our experience, innovation and continuous development to ensure our customers get the best products. We specialize in small to large batch production runs of molded rubber parts, allowing us to offer ultimate customization when it comes to a wide variety of specs. Our products vary in shapes, sizes and wall thicknesses in materials such as PVC and urethane. Both domestic and offshore services are available.

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Kent Rubber Supply Co. $$$

Tinley Park, IL  |  800-662-1009

Aero Rubber is an ISO 9001:2015-registered, world-class manufacturer of molded rubber products, custom molded rubber and molded rubber goods.

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Aero Rubber Company, Inc. $$$

Rootstown, OH  |  330-325-1821

Jet Rubber Company, employee-owned, offers custom molded rubber and rubber to metal components. They offer rubber molding in a wide array of standard rubber products as well as custom options for those more complex and difficult jobs.

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Jet Rubber Company $$$

Southborough, MA  |  508-229-2000

Spring-Fast Grommets with fusion bonded nylon & a polymer cushion prevent wire chafe & give you best in class performance, 49% install savings & a 9.5x efficiency improvement. The nylon clad metal substrate snaps on with finger pressure & self locks - eliminating adhesives & the old slow & costly gluing process. It is used widely used in across the OEM & contract manufacture sectors. ISO 9001:2015 & AS 9100-D. Collaborative product customization available. Request free samples on site.

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Device Technologies, Inc. $$$
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Synthetic rubber includes EPDM rubber. It has a wide range of uses because of its extraordinary durability and flexibility, including in cars (where it is used for cooling system hoses, window and door seals, and more), cold rooms, non-slip deck and playground coatings, and many other places.

Simply said, while synthetic rubber (EPDM) maintains flexibility and can endure temperature changes for decades, pure rubber becomes brittle with temperature changes.

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EPDM Molding Process

Closing the mold and pouring heated EPDM into the exposed mold cavity are the first steps in the procedure. For injection, a preset amount of EPDM is divided into smaller strips and put through a screw.

Vents allow displaced air to escape when the mold fills in order to avoid air bubbles and other flaws. Rubber compounds like EPDM are heated and subjected to much more pressure per square inch of cavity surface than plastics, which is one of the main differences between injection molding rubber and plastic.

High pressure and high temperature help plasticize the parts to cure the compound and plasticize the individual pieces, whereas plastic is cooled under less pressure. The length of time required for each cycle of parts to fully cure varies depending on the particular design. Once complete, the mold opens and the parts are manually removed or ejected so that the process can start over.

Injection Molding Process

Advantages of EPDM Molding

  • It provides exceptional resistance to UV, ozone, weathering, aging, and different chemicals.
  • It is excellent for outdoor use.
  • EPDM offers stability in temperatures that are extremely hot and low.
  • It withstands steam and water.
  • It provides low conductivity of electricity.
  • EPDM has the ability to be used across a wide range of industries and applications.
  • Its longevity and toughness are ideal for constant use.
  • EPDM is cheaper than silicone.
  • Eco-friendly: While white EPDM roofs are less common, they are still an option and can reflect UV rays and even help cut down on energy expenses. They work well with solar panel arrays and rooftop plants. Due to its lightweight nature, this material can adapt to any shape or style of roof while still offering the same benefits. Additionally, very little time or resources are needed to create this material, and it is completely recyclable.
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Applications of EPDM Rubber

  • Automotive: Thanks to its adaptability, toughness, and weatherability, EPDM is used in this application the most frequently. It can be found in wire and cable harnesses, brake systems, seals, weather stripping, and sealant for automobiles. Additionally, it is combined with other materials to create automotive bumpers, rub strips, and fender extensions.
  • Industrial: EPDM is used in industrial applications because of its toughness, flexibility, waterproofing, and electrical-insulating qualities. Electrical insulators, connections for wire and cable, and parts like O-rings, hoses, and gaskets for water systems are all made of EPDM. Additionally, it may be found in belts, grommets, diaphragms, and accumulator bladders.
  • Construction: EPDM is widely used in the roofing industry because of its qualities as an insulator, weatherproof material, and waterproof material. The sealant, expansion joints, garage door seals, pool and tank liners, and waterproof coating for bitumen roofs are additional uses for it. Even the roofs of RVs utilize it.
  • HVAC: Due to its weatherability and temperature endurance, EPDM is used in this business as insulation, tubing, gaskets, seals, and grommets.
  • Pond liners: Whether it's a pond, a water feature, or a stream, water is ideal for fostering a serene, natural atmosphere in outdoor settings. Doing so is really simple with EPDM pond liners! The pre-assembled pond liners are not only quick and simple to install, but they also have a 30-year lifespan. Additionally, EPDM is bleach resistant and toxic-free, making it ideal for fish, plants, birds, and other nearby species.
  • Water tank liners: Because EPDM's molecules are so closely packed together, it is highly challenging for water and vapor to move through it. This makes it perfect for use in biogas and water storage tank linings. It also helps that it doesn't shrink or crack over time.

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