EPDM Gaskets Manufacturers
Kirkfield manufactures a variety of EPDM Gaskets. This EPDM foam is highly durable, and watertight and has a good compression set resistance, making it perfect for gasket use in both industrial and domestic piping.
The different characteristics of EPDM Gaskets
EPDM Gaskets are made from closed-cell foam rubber. The following characteristics make EPDM Rubber Gaskets ideal for flanges in pipelines, chemical housing and seals.
Weather Resistance: EPDM rubber is resistant to ozone, UV light and other harsh weather conditions, making it perfect for outdoor applications.
Chemical Resistance: Gaskets made from EPDM have good resistance to acids, bases, and other chemicals, making them suitable for use in chemical processing plants.
High Heat Tolerance: The molecular structure of the EPDM rubber means it can withstand high temperatures up to 100oC, making it suitable for use in high-temperature environments. It is also durable in temperatures as low as -35oC, so can be used in cold environments such as refrigeration and industrial freezers.
Good Compression Set Resistance: EPDM gaskets have good compression set resistance, meaning they can return to their original shape after being compressed. No matter how it gets squeezed, EDPM sponge returns quickly, making it ideal for seals, gaskets and cushioning in automotive and manufacturing applications.
Sound and Vibration Insulation: Because it absorbs sound and vibration, this rubber is ideal for use in automotive and industrial applications, providing cushioning and reducing machinery noise.
Water Resistant: The closed-cell structure of EPDM gaskets means they provide a water-tight, chemical-resistant seal.
Excellent Elasticity: EPDM gaskets have excellent elasticity and flexibility, making them easy to install.
Thanks to these properties, EPDM sponge is a versatile and durable material perfect for use in automotive, electronic and construction trades, for jointing, glazing seals, closure seals and shock absorption.
Supplier of small and large quantities of EPDM Gaskets
We can supply any quantity of EPDM gaskets in various shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a single replacement gasket for your machinery or a bulk order for your product line, we can manufacture EPDM sponge gaskets to meet your order.
Thicknesses available for EPDM Gaskets
We cut gaskets from EPDM sponge sheeting, which we manufacture in a range of thicknesses from 1mm-30mm. Our customers can order EPDM flange gaskets in any thickness, as we make bespoke gaskets to exact specifications.
We provide bespoke and custom EPDM Gaskets
We can supply simple round or square gaskets as well as bespoke shapes for more complex machinery. Get in touch to talk about your requirements and get a quote for bespoke EPDM Gaskets.
EPDM Rubber Gasket FAQs
What are EPDM Gaskets?
Gaskets are used to create a seal between two or more mating surfaces, filling the space and preventing leakage.
EPDM is a synthetic rubber made from Ethylene, Propylene, and Diene Monomer, with excellent chemical and mechanical properties suited for gaskets and sealing work in any industry.
What can EPDM Gaskets be used for?
EPDM gaskets can be used as flange gaskets, sealing the gap between two pipes or components. EPDM flange gaskets are used widely in automotive, electrical, construction, water and chemical industries, due to their excellent resistance and insulation properties.
What are the main features of EPDM Gaskets?
Many features of EPDM rubber gaskets make them well-suited to many applications. These include:
- Water and Chemical Resistant
- Highly durable and abrasion resistant
- Maintain functionality in extreme temperatures (-35o – 100oC)
- Flexible and Good Compression Set Resistance
- Insulates against heat, noise, vibration and electrical currents
- Weather resistant, suitable for outdoor use
What grades of thickness are available for our EPDM Gaskets?
We manufacture EPDM flange gaskets and other custom gaskets to customer specifications, but our standard thicknesses include:
1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm and 30mm.
Are EPDM Gaskets environmentally friendly?
Synthetic rubbers are made from petrochemicals (fossil fuels), so they are not considered environmentally friendly. They do not biodegrade and are not made from recycled materials. However, an EPDM rubber is highly durable, lasting longer than other, weaker rubbers, reducing the need for regular replacement and the waste this creates. Using durable EPDM Gaskets can prevent chemical leakages and pollution, so can improve the environmental sustainability of operations where damaging chemicals are involved.