Gasket Supply Co. by default only uses industrial grade EPDM (EPR), Ethylene Propylene Rubber Sheet when cutting gaskets or selling bulk sheet material.
Made by American-Biltrite, AB-563 provides excellent resistance to weathering, heat, and ozone, in addition to superior resistance to hot and cold water applications.
Most gasket suppliers and cutting houses use a commercial grade by default.
EPDM Is not recommended for use with oil, fuel, or any hydrocarbon based fluid applications.
This material is not NSF-61 certified or approved.
WITH MANY DIFFERENT COMPOUNDS AVAILABLE, EPDM RUBBERS’ TEMPERATURE RANGE, CHEMICAL AND OZONE RESISTANCE CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY. THIS CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE LIFE OF YOUR GASKET WHILE INCREASING THE CHANCE FOR COSTLY DOWN TIME OR SEALING FAILURE.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER THE PROPER MATERIAL GRADE WHEN REQUESTING A QUOTE OR USING AS A SPEC FOR A JOB. THIS WILL SAVE COSTLY JOB SPECIFICATION ERRORS AND DOWN TIMES.