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Chap._300026 - these rubbers are low tear strength...

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these rubbers are low tear strength, difficulty in bonding to other elastomers and carbon block. Typical applications include side wall for tires, weather strip for automobile windscreens, radiator and heater hose, and sheeting for outside use. Ethylene-propylene rubbers and elastomers (also called EPDM and EPM) continue to be one of the most widely used and fastest growing synthetic rubbers having both specialty and general-purpose applications. Sales have grown to 870 metric tons (or 1.9 billion pounds) in 2000 since commercial introduction in the early 1960’s. Polymerization and catalyst technologies in use today provide the ability to design polymers to meet specific and demanding application and processing needs. Versatility in polymer design and performance has resulted in broad usage in automotive weather- stripping and seals, glass-run channel, radiator, garden and appliance hose, tubing, belts, electrical insulation, roofing membrane, rubber mechanical goods, plastic impact modification, thermoplastic vulcanisates and motor oil additive applications.
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