EPDM Rubber Tubing At Vanguard Products

At Vanguard Products, we engineer and manufacture EPDM tubing as part of our expansive portfolio of natural and synthetic rubber products. EPDM rubber tubing offers many unique properties that make it optimal for use in a variety of industries and applications. With over 50 years of experience, we have developed the expertise necessary to consistently deliver the best products for your needs.

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Capabilities and Ranges For EPDM Elastomers / Profiles / Tubing

Capabilities And Ranges For EPDM Elastomers / Profiles / Tubing
  • Single, Coextrusion, and Tri-Extrusion Capability
  • Multi-Lumen Extrusion
  • Multiple Durometer/Hardness
  • Multiple Material/Color Extrusion
  • Insert Extrusion
  • 0.040″ to 3″ Plus
  • Custom Formulation for Mechanical Properties, Chemical Resistance, and Temperature Resistance, and Color Matching
  • Die Cutting
  • Adhesive Application
  • Cutting
  • Bonding
  • Frame & O-Ring Fabrication
  • Special Put-Ups
  • Special Packaging
  • PSA Application

Industries Served

EPDM’s applications vary across many industries, but here are some examples of common use cases:

Industries Served
  1. HVAC. HVAC systems rely on EPDM tubing for pressure switch tubing and drain tubes, among others.
  2. Automotive. EPDM tubing is often used in vehicles as heating and cooling hoses, washer fluid tubing, within emissions systems, and in hydraulic systems.
  3. Industrial. Industrial facilities commonly use EPDM rubber tubing as radiator and hydraulic hoses on machinery and equipment. Chemical manufacturers, in particular, benefit from EPDM tubing for its innate resistance to many chemistries.
  4. Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare (NBC). The military has increasingly turned to EPDM rubber for use in various NBC protective and decontamination equipment thanks to its ability to resist harsh cleaning agents after use.
  • High Precision Cost Efficient Production in ISO 9001:2015 Certified Facility
  • Custom Compound Formulation for Precise Engineered Performance and Optimized Cost
  • In-House Economical Secondary Operations such as Cutting, Bonding, and O-Ring Fabrication
  • Multi-Lumen and Tight Tolerance Production for Optimal Cost
  • Manufacturer and Complete One Stop Shop for Extrusions in Engineering Elastomers with Extensive Application Engineering Support

Typical Applications For EPDM Elastomers / Profiles / Tubing

Typical Applications For EPDM Elastomers / Profiles / Tubing
EPDM Tubing, Profiles & Elastomers

Vanguard’s custom EPDM Elastomers / profiles are used in many applications and industries throughout the world. Vanguard has vast experience in designing and manufacturing for virtually any requirement including:

  • Tubing
  • Military NBC Seals, Gaskets and Tubing
  • Washers and Seals For Electronics and Electrical Equipment
  • Architectural and Window Seals
  • Electrical Connector Seals
  • Condensate Tubing For HVAC Equipment
  • Outdoor Electrical Enclosures Seal
  • Dry Cleaning Equipment Tubing
  • Silos and Storage Tank Seals and Tubing
  • Medical Equipment Seals and Tubing
  • Bumpers
  • Plastic Case Seals

Material Compatibility/Application Guidelines

60 Shore A Durometer EPDM Tubing

BAVP5054-08-XXXBlack1 mm X 3 mm
BAVP51135-67-XXXBlack1″ X 1-1/2″
BAVP51135-61-XXXBlack1″ X 1-1/8″
BAVP51135-11-XXXBlack1/16″ X 1/8″
BAVP51135-43-XXXBlack1/2″ X 3/4″
BAVP51135-41-XXXBlack1/2″ X 5/8″
BAVP51135-10-XXXBlack1/32″ X 1/16″
BAVP51135-31-XXXBlack1/4″ X 1/2″
BAVP51135-28-XXXBlack1/4″ X 3/8″
BAVP51135-16-XXXBlack1/8″ X 1/4″
BAVP5054-18-XXXBlack10 mm X 15 mm
BAVP51135-84-XXXBlack1-1/4″ X 1-1/2″
BAVP5236-48-XXXBlack1-1/8″ X 1-1/2″
BAVP5236-50-XXXBlack1-3/8″ X 1-1/2″
BAVP5054-41-XXXBlack15 mm X 20 mm
BAVP5054-11-XXXBlack2 mm X 6 mm
BAVP5054-12-XXXBlack3 mm X 8 mm
BAVP51135-24-XXXBlack3/16″ X 3/8″
BAVP51135-23-XXXBlack3/16″ X 5/16″
BAVP51135-25-XXXBlack3/16″ X 7/16″
BAVP51135-14-XXXBlack3/32″ X 7/32″
BAVP51135-35-XXXBlack3/8″ X 1/2″
BAVP51135-37-XXXBlack3/8″ X 5/8″
BAVP5054-13-XXXBlack4 mm X 8 mm
BAVP51135-32-XXXBlack5/16″ X 7/16″
BAVP51135-45-XXXBlack5/8″ X 3/4″
BAVP5054-14-XXXBlack6 mm X 9 mm
BAVP5054-15-XXXBlack7 mm X 10 mm
BAVP5054-16-XXXBlack9 mm X 13 mm

EPDM Properties

Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is a synthetic rubber used to make a variety of common and versatile products, including rubber tubing. EPDM tubing resists heat, chemical, ozone, abrasion, and weather, making it a popular choice for use in many industries.

Physical Properties

Common NameProperties
Shore A Range50-90
Max. Service Temperature250° F
Min. Service Temperature-40° F
Compression Set ResistanceA-B
Flame ResistanceC
Ozone ResistanceA
Weather ResistanceA
Electrical InsulationB
Abrasion ResistanceB
Permeability to GasesLow
Tensile StrengthModerate
Tear StrengthHigh

Chemical Resistance

Common NameProperties
Oil ResistanceNR
Fuel ResistanceNR
Alcohol ResistanceA
Alkali ResistanceA-B
Acid ResistanceB
Water ResistanceA
Steam ResistanceA
Animal/Vegetable OilsB
Aliphatic Hydrocarbon SolventsD
Aromatic Hydrocarbon SolventsD
Oxygenated SolventsA-B
Food Contact SuitabilityB

Understanding the properties of a given material is essential during the selection process. Here are some of the general properties of EPDM:

  • Common names. EPDM is most commonly referred to by its chemical name ethylene propylene diene monomer, or by the acronym EPDM. Some of the common brand names for the gum polymer include Dutral®, Nordel®, and Vistalon®.
  • Temperature range. EPDM can safely handle operating temperatures down to -20°F, and becomes brittle around -40°F. The high end of EPDM’s operating temperature range is approximately 300°F.
  • Strength. EPDM features a tensile range between 500–2500 psi, which gives it excellent tear resistance compared to many other rubbers.
  • Hardness. EPDM has a Shore A hardness between 30 and 90 depending on the specific material grade.
  • Environmental/Chemical Performance. EPDM is broadly used because of its expansive spectrum of performance under difficult conditions. It resists UV radiation, ozone, many chemicals, abrasion, and tearing. However, it does have poor resistances to oil and solvents.

EPDM vs. Silicone Rubber

Silicone and EPDM are both used for rubber tubing, but the properties of the two materials vary. Knowing the differences is essential to ensure selection of the best rubber tubing for a particular use case.

EPDM has a polymer structure that makes it well equipped to withstand many environmental factors, such as UV and ozone exposure. EPDM tubing is cost competitive with silicone rubber and also features a higher tear strength. The primary limitation to EPDM rubber is its operational temperature range. EPDM tubing typically can’t handle temperatures much higher than 300°F or lower than -30℉. EPDM is also prone to swelling if exposed continuously to oil.

Silicone rubber is an inorganic polymer composed of silicon, hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. Silicone also withstands environmental factors well but offers a much broader operating temperature range. Silicone rubber can operate in temperatures up to 446°F. Where EPDM has higher tear strength, silicone offers better elasticity and remains elastic even in cryogenic temperatures down to -76°F.

Part Number Cross Reference For EPDM Tubing

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Food Grade

  • Consistent with FDA Regulation 21CFR177.2600 for Food Contact
  • Industrial

Closed Cell Sponge


  • 50-90 Shore A Durometer

MIL Spec

  • NBC Compliant
  • ASTMD2000 AA,
    BA, And CA

Industrial Dense

  • 50-90 Shore A Durometer


EPDM Tubing In Fractional And Metric Sizes

P/NMaterialDurometerColorID InchesOD InchesID mmOD mmSpecial Certifications/Attribute
BAVP51135-10EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/321/16
BAVP51135-11EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/16 1/8
BAVP51135-12EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/16 3/16
BAVP51135-13EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 3/32 5/32
BAVP51135-14EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black3/327/32
BAVP51135-15.5EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/8 3/16
BAVP51135-16EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/8 1/4
BAVP51135-23EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black3/165/16
BAVP51135-24EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black3/16 3/8
BAVP51135-25EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black3/167/16
BAVP51135-22EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 3/16 1/4
BAVP51135-28EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/4 3/8
BAVP51135-28.5EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/4 7/16
BAVP51135-31EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/4 1/2
BAVP51135-32EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black5/167/16
BAVP51135-33EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black5/169/16
BAVP51135-24.5EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 3/8 7/16
BAVP51135-35EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 3/8 1/2
BAVP51135-37EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 3/8 5/8
BAVP51135-41EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/2 5/8
BAVP51135-43EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 1/2 3/4
BAVP5054-41EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black0.5910.786
BAVP51135-45EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 5/8 3/4
BAVP51135-51EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black 3/4 1
BAVP51135-61EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black11 1/8
BAVP51135-64EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black11 1/4
BAVP51135-67EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black11 1/2
BAVP5236-48EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black1 1/8 1 1/2
BAVP51135-84EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black1 1/4 1 1/2
BAVP5236-50EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black1 3/8 1 1/2
BAVP5054-08EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black13
BAVP5054-11EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black26
BAVP5054-12EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black38
BAVP5054-13EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black48
BAVP5054-14EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black69
BAVP5054-15EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black710
BAVP5054-16EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black913
BAVP5054-18EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black1015
BAVP5054-41EPDM60 Shore AOpaque Black1520