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EPDM Conductive Black FDA 65° Shore A (EPDMas)

Filcoflex B.V.’s EPDMas is an EPDM conductive black FDA 65° Shore A is a rubber material sheet from rolls. EPDMas is used for a number of purposes, to cut custom gaskets and to make flexible sleeves among other things.

EPDMas is an electro conductive EPDM rubber. The rubber is black because carbon is added to the EPDM raw material before extruding it in to sheet material. The addition of carbon makes the EPDM rubber conductive for electricity, this prevent the electrostatic charging of the sleeve or gasket made from this sheet material. The sheet is a roll material, the roll are 1200mm wide and have 10 meter length.

EPDM has a good solvent, acid and alkali resistance, and a good general chemical resistance. EPDM has a higher temperature resistance than most plastics (e.g. Poly Urethane) or natural rubbers.

General properties

Name EPDMas black conductive FDA
Description Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer rubber with added Carbon for electric conductivity
Hardness 65 ° Shore A (+/- 5°Shore tolerance)
Tear Resistance 14,4 N/mm2
Color Black
Specific Weight 1,11 – 1,13 g/cm3
Maximum Elongation 240%
Post Curing of sheet material Peroxide cured
Electrostatic Resistance
Volume Resistivity <2,5 x 107 Ohm*cm DIN IEC 60093
Surface Resistivity <3.3 x 106 Ohm*cm DIN IN 100 015/1
Operating Temperature -30 °C to 130 °C
-22 °F to 266 °F
Air Permeability 0
Type of Material Sheet on roll, 1200mm (+/- 20mm) x 10000mm

Pressure Resistance for Flexible Connectors

0,34 Bar / 5.0 PSI For temperatures up to 90 °C / 195°F. Please see “Operating Pressure Guide” for further information. We recommend using the shortest possible connector for applications where increased pressure and/or high temperature is expected. Please contact us for more information.

Weighing Applications

High volume weight and capacity weighing and dosing applications please see “weighing and dosing guide” for further information.

Chemical Resistance

  • Good temperature resistance
  • Good ozone resistance
  • Very good acid resistance
  • Very good alkali resistance
  • Good CIP resistance
  • Good weather resistance
  • Poor oil resistance
  • Poor petrol resistance

ATEX & Explosion Safety

Explosion Pressure: no tests have been performed, this can be done upon request.
Electric Resistance: EPDM conductive black FDA in 2mm and 3mm are conductive sheet materials with a surface resistance lower than 10^5 Ohm.

Test Conditions

Temperature: 21 °C
Electrical insulation meter: NIEAF SMITT IRT-C
Measurement Voltage: 100 Volt
Tested Material: EPDM Conductive Black FDA
Thickness: 2mm and 3mm

Food Contact Compliancy

Filcoflex B.V. hereby declares that below mentioned list (1) of EPDM rubbers comply with the following regulations (2) for repetitive contact with food and foodstuffs.

EPDM rubbers (1):

  • EPDM conductive Black FDA 2mm
  • EPDM conductive Black FDA 3mm

List of regulations to which the product complies (2)
FDA 21 CFR of the United States of America:

  • 170 – 199 CFR
  • 2600 (e)
  • 3297

European Union:

  • N.a.

Other regulations :

  • KTW D1-D2 hot and cold water
  • DBL 5556.21
  • VW 2.8.1G65
  • 2005/68/EG
  • 3A hygiene standards, Class III
    for repetitive contact with foodstuffs for Rubber and rubber-like materials.

Free of substances
None of the following chemicals is intentionally added to EPDM conductive black FDA (EPDMas), and are there for suspected to not be present in the material.

  • PAK
  • Phthalates
  • Nitrosamine
  • Silicone
  • Sulfur
  • BSE / TSE

Production Methods used

Joining / Bonding:
All seams are overlapped seams, the ends are made thinner before they are overlapped. The overlap seam has a thickness within that has a +1mm -0.5mm tolerance compared to the original material thickness.
*seams are grinded before they are glued for a better adhesion

Cutting:

  • Stainless Steel knives
  • Water Jet

Availability for shapes, couplings and product features

EPDM Black Conductive FDA 65° Shore A can be custom made in to flexible sleeves and number other products. This document summarizes all the different shapes, end couplings and product features that are available for this flexible material.

Please find detailed explanations on the information pages about these subjects:

  • product features & options
  • shapes & forms
  • coupling ends

Related Filcoflex Product Shapes & Forms

Rectangular – Rectangular
000 / 001 / 002 / 003 / 004

Rectangular – Round
051 / 052 / 053 / 054

Round – Round
550 / 551 / 552 / 553 / 554

Oval – Oval
660 / 661 / 662 / 663 / 664

Round – Oval
651 / 652 / 653 / 654

Related Filcoflex Product Coupling Ends

Jacob Flexible Connections

Tri-Clamp Flexible Connections

Hoses

Seals, Gaskets and Covers

  • Cut sheets or patterns
  • Gasket cut from sheet

Related Filcoflex Product Options

Integrated Reinforcement rings
To withstand vacuum collapse or over pressure expansion.

  • Stainless Steel, 3mm / 5mm / 8mm (VR)
  • PE 6x10mm poly ethylene (VRPE)
  • Stainless Steel T bar 20x25x3 (VRT)

Label

  • NFC chip encased in Poly Urethane pocket
    Stitched on to the end of the EPDM product
  • o Printed label encased in Poly Urethane pocket
    3 optional colors (yellow/blue/white)
    Stitched on to the end of the EPDM product
  • RFID chip encased in Poly Urethane pocket
    Stitched on to the end of the EPDM product
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