Definition - What does EPDM Rubber mean?
EPDM rubber is a versatile synthetic material commonly used for sealing and insulation. It can be compounded to have specific properties in order to meet targeted product requirements. EPDM may be used to seal or insulate pipes or other products used in trenchless construction.
The full name for EPDM rubber is ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber.
Trenchlesspedia explains EPDM Rubber
Getting a good seal can make all the difference. EPDM is used in roofing products, weatherstripping for doors and windows and all kinds of waterproofing products. If you want to keep cold air out of your house or automobile, or water out of your boat, EPDM rubber can do the trick.
The thermal and mechanical properties of EPDM rubber make it ideal for such applications. EPDM is resistant to heat and steam and works well as an electrical insulator.
EPDM is used in joints and compression seals in pipe products present in trenchless construction. It can also be used as part of a trenchless rehabilitation solution.