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Properties Insulating Materials

Properties of Insulating and Jacketing Materials
Material Type Continuous Operating Temperature Abrasion Resistance Chemical Resistance Moisture Resistance Solvent Resistance Flame Resistance
PE 176°F (80°C) Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
CPE 194°F (90°C) Very Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
PVC 221°F (105°C) Very Good Very Good Good Fair Excellent
TPE 257°F (125°C) Excellent Poor Good Good Excellent
Nylon 250°F (121°C) Excellent Very Good Fair Good Poor
ETFE 300°F (150°C) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
FEP 400°F (200°C) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
TE/D  400°F (200°C) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
PFA  500°F (260°C) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
PTFE  500°F (260°C) Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Polyimide  500°F (260°C) Excellent Excellent Excellent Good Good
B-Fiber*  500°F (260°C) Good Good Fair Good Good
G-Glass*  950°F (510°C) Poor Good Good Excellent Excellent
Q-Glass*  1300°F 704°C) Fair Good Good Excellent Excellent
HG  1800°F (982°C) Poor Good Poor Excellent Excellent
CEFIR™  2200°F (1204°C) Fair Good Fair Excellent Excellent
*Performance characteristics of fibrous products are improved with impregnation. Impregnation maintained to 400°F (200°C).
Material Type Designations
PE Polyethylene
CPE Chlorinated Polyethylene
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer
Nylon Polyamide Nylon 6
ETFE Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
TE/D Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
PFA Perflourinated-Tetrafluoroethylene
PTFE Poly-Tetrafluoroethylene
Polyimide Polyimide Tape
B-Fiber Synthetic Polyamide Fibers
G-Glass Braided or Served Fiberglass Yarn
Q-Glass Braided Fiberglass Yarn
HG Braided Vitreous Silica
CEFIR™ Braided Ceramic Fiber
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