Ethylene propylene diene

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An elastomeric terpolymer composed of ethylene, propylene and a small amount of a diene. Ethylene-propylene terpolymer, or EPDM, is an off-white, rubber-like material that can be vulcanized with sulfur to form a chemically resistant rubber. It is resistant to ozone, acids and alkalis and retains its elasticity over a wide temperature range (-51 to 148C). EPDM is used for gaskets, coated fabrics, footwear and for automobile and appliance parts. See also propylene rubber ethylene propylene rubber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

EPDM; terpolmero de etileno - propileno (Esp.); terpolmero de etileno-propileno (Port.)

Examples: Nordel [Dow];

Hazards and Safety



  • G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 306
  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002

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