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January 2023

Blooming in EPDM

Accelerators to Control Blooming in EPDM (Part 2)

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Ethylene-α-olefin elastomers, particularly ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM) rubbers, are excellent all-purpose rubbers. Environmental factors such as oxygen, heat UV and ozone tend to degrade the rubbers.  These factors cause free radicals to form which attach to the polymer chain and make the rubber harder.

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