EPDM Rubber Production Cost Analysis 2020
EPDM rubber, which is also known as ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, is an example of a kind of synthetic rubber that is used in several applications. EPDM is an M-Class rubber with the ASTM standard D-1418, where the M class is made up of elastomers having a saturated chain of the polyethylene type. EPDM is composed of ethylene, propylene, and a diene comonomer that enables crosslinking via sulphur vulcanisation.
The earlier relative of EPDM is known to be EPR i.e., ethylene-propylene rubber. It holds no diene units and can only be crosslinked using radical methods such as peroxides. Dienes used in the manufacturing of EPDM rubbers are ethylidene norbornene or ENB dicyclopentadiene or DCPD, and vinyl norbornene or VNB.
EPDM is a semi-crystalline material containing ethylene-type crystal structures at higher ethylene contents. It becomes amorphous at ethylene contents that approach 50 wt%. Rubbers with saturated polymer backbones, such as EPDM, have better resistance to heat, light, and ozone than unsaturated rubbers such as natural rubber.
EPDM can be manufactured to be resistant to temperatures as high as 150°C, and if properly formulated, can be utilised outside for many years or decades without degradation. EPDM has excellent low-temperature properties, with elastic properties till temperatures as low as -40°C, depending on the grade and the formulation.
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