EPDM Washer Manufacturers
We are a top UK supplier of EPDM rubber washers, manufacturing and stocking a range of shapes, grades and thicknesses. We can manufacture each EPDM washer to exact specifications, including shape, size and thickness, to suit your application.
The different characteristics of EPDM Rubber Washers
EPDM rubber is a closed-cell sponge rubber with excellent mechanical and chemical characteristics. These make EPDM washers that are ideal for use where cushioning and sealing are required.
Weather Resistance: EPDM rubber washers are resistant to ozone, UV light and other harsh weather conditions, making them perfect for outdoor applications such as roofing.
Chemical Resistance: An EPDM washer will 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 extremely high temperatures, up to 100oC. An EPDM washer is also durable in temperatures as low as -35oC, so can be used reliably in refrigerated conditions.
Sound and Vibration Insulation: Because it absorbs sound and vibration, EPDM rubber washers are ideal for use in automotive and industrial applications, providing cushioning and reducing machinery noise.
Water Resistant: The closed-cell structure of EPDM makes it perfect for creating seals to prevent leaks.
Excellent Elasticity: EPDM washers have excellent elasticity and flexibility, making the seal easy to install.
Thanks to these properties, EPDM is a versatile and durable material perfect for use in automotive, electronic and construction trades, for jointing, glazing seals, closure seals and shock absorption.
Small and large quantities EPDM Washers available
We can meet any quantity of EPDM washer supply. We manufacture EPDM washer sets for industrial use, meeting large and small orders in a fast turnaround time.
Thicknesses available for EPDM Washer
We cut washers from EPDM rubber sheeting, which we manufacture in a range of thicknesses from 1mm-30mm. Our customers can order EPDM rubber washers in any thickness, as we make bespoke products to exact specifications.
We provide bespoke and custom EPDM Washer Profiles
We can supply washers in many sizes. We also provide bespoke shapes for more complex requirements. Get in touch to talk about your requirements and get a quote for a bespoke EPDM Washer supply.
EPDM Washer FAQs
What is an EPDM Washer?
EPDM is a synthetic rubber made from Ethylene, Propylene, and Diene Monomer, with excellent chemical and mechanical properties suited for creating seals and cushioning. A washer is a mechanical component used to evenly distribute the load and reduce the pressure of threaded fasteners. An EPDM washer provides cushioning and insulation, preventing vibration from spreading between machine parts and reducing noise.
What can I use EPDM Washer use for?
An EPDM Washer can be used in machinery to reduce noise and vibration between parts. It can also create an excellent seal to prevent leaks from or into the components it is used with.
What are the main features of EPDM Washers?
Many features of EPDM Rubber Washers 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 do we supply at Kirkfield?
We can manufacture EPDM Washers for stock and to exact customer specifications. Our standard thicknesses include 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm and 30mm, but feel free to discuss other thicknesses if you require a bespoke EPDM washer.
Are EPDM Washers environmentally friendly?
Synthetic rubbers come from petrochemicals (fossil fuels), so are not considered environmentally friendly. They do not biodegrade and contain no 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. Because they are so durable, using EPDM Washer can prevent chemical leakages and pollution, potentially improving the environmental sustainability of your operations.