- the most water resistant type of rubber - also very resistant to most water based chemicals
- very inert structure, remains stable over long periods of time
- can withstand temperatures of up to 130°C for extended periods of time (months)
- very good weathering resistance
- easily compounded and processed
- will not resist oil or oil based products
- compression set not as good as some other rubbers, but can be improved by careful compounding
- formulation needs careful consideration when used in contact with some plastics (e.g. ABS) as some plasticisers move from the EPDM into the plastic and can discolour or swell the plastic.
- general engineering without exposure to oil.