BRP manufactures white FDA approved EPDM rubber compliant with FDA-standards per CFR 177.2600 Title 21. This non-marking, non-toxic rubber is made from premium grade EPDM sheet rubber and exhibits the white color commonly associated with food-grade rubber.
White FDA approved EPDM rubber is typically used for general gaskets commonly used in food processing operations. BRP’s white FDA approved EPDM rubber complies with all of the FDA standards set forth by CFR 177.2600 Title 21.
To ensure the highest safety, the FDA sets strict standards for the food processing industry. These standards include requirements for rubber used in all operations. The FDA requires that food processing rubber be manufactured with specific FDA-approved ingredients.
Peroxide Cure EPDM rubber offers many of the same great properties of premium grade EPDM rubber, with enhanced temperature and compression set qualities. Peroxide Cure EPDM rubber also offers resistance to steam, and is the premium choice for applications subject to weathering.
Peroxide Cure EPDM rubber provides select chemical resistance and is recommended for hot water, alcohols, ketones, engine coolants, organic and inorganic acids and bases. Premium grade EPDM rubber is not resistant to mineral oils, greases and fuels. Depending on the application, EPDM rubber can be cured with sulphur or peroxide.
Epichlorohydrin rubber (ECH / ECO) has properties similar to nitrile rubber but with better heat, oil and petrol resistance. It’s a superior grade, multipurpose polymer that’s used extensively in fuel applications such as automotive fuel systems, bladders and die-cut sealing. It exhibits excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and ozone exposure. Typical working temperatures range from -35°C to +125°C.
Epichlorohydrin Rubber (ECH / ECO) has gained popularity over the years in severe applications like arctic refueling hose tubes and other sealing conditions requiring low temperature flexibility. Epichlorohydrin rubber (ECH / ECO) has low gas permeability and better low temperature flexibility than Nitrile (NBR).
Among its many beneficial properties, Epichlorohydrin Rubber (ECH / ECO) also offers good resistance to bio-fuel and abrasion and provides superior strength against tears and resistance. However, its poor compression set limits its use as a sealing material. It’s important to note that Epichlorohydrin Rubber (ECH / ECO) can have a corrosive effect on select metals, which can increase tooling costs and limit metal bonding applications.