Extreme temperatures are affecting more than 100 million people in the United States. The current heat wave is not only bothersome to the general population, but it also has an undeniable impact across many different industries. From volatile revenue and higher operational costs to a smaller available workforce, heat waves affect the Automotive, Electronics, and Construction industries (just to name a few).
Issues such as supply shortages and rising fuel costs have been placing a strain on the economy and causing problems for several years now, so the effects of a long-term heat wave are just another challenge these industries face. To adapt to these challenges, businesses will need to closely scrutinize internal procedures and place a strong emphasis on reducing costs wherever possible. One very effective method to reduce cost is to find more efficient materials that perform better.
While silicone is the number one extreme temperature rubber available, it is not considered a high-strength material and is known to tear easily. For applications that require extreme temperature resistance and overall durability to withstand the elements Ethylene propylene diene monomer (otherwise known as EPDM) is the top choice.
Widely used across the construction, automotive, manufacturing, electrical, and electronics industries, EPDM is designed for heavy-duty usage and praised for its long-term lifespan. A longer lifespan means fewer replacement parts – saving money in the long run. These attributes make EPDM the perfect material for weathering today’s challenges.
As a custom rubber manufacturer in the U.S. since 1923, Alliance Rubber Company is equipped to produce custom compounds of EPDM for a wide range of applications. In addition to the cost-savings associated with using long-lasting EPDM products, reshoring from a domestic source means shorter lead times, fresher stock, and lower minimums.
The engineers at Alliance worked diligently to create a new EPDM formula in response to the global supply-chain disruptions following the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about our EPDM products click on an image below.
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