The characteristics of natural rubber (very good elasicity, expansion, good cold-flexibility, tensile strength, poor heat resistance) could not be adapted or manipulated. However, with a synthetic rubber product the scientists can select, adapt and modify the base products to determine the molecular structure. This enables them to design the construction of the polymers. The result of such manipulation means that synthetic rubber can be made to measure and its characteristics precisely adapted to the specific use and its particular requirements.
These improved characteristics of EPDM synthetic rubber products include: excellent stability against influences of weather, sunlight, ozone, acids and caustic solutions. EPDM rubber also has long lasting flexibility and elasticity to eliminate cracking, good tensile strength and a very broad temperature range.
EPDM rubber has an outstanding resistance to ageing and is designed for use anywhere these special characteristics are required - from windows and door seals in the automobile industry to the waterproofing of flat roofs, garden roofs, ponds or basins, in other words most waterproofing applications.