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Insulating & Sheathing Compound Comparative Properties

Plastic
Properties PVC HDPE CPE Cellular Polyethylene Polypropylene Nylon PUR
Oxidation resistance E E E E E E E
Heat resistance G-E E E G F E E
Oil resistance F G-E E G F E E
Low temp flexing P-G E E E P G G
Sun / weather resistance G-E E E E E E G
Ozone resistance E E E E E E E
Abrasion resistance F-G E E-O F F-G E O
Flame resistance G P E P P P P
Radiation resistance F G-E O E E P-F P-G
Water resistance F-G E O E E P-F P-G
Acid resistance G-E E E G-E E P-F F
Alkali resistance G-E E E G-E E E F
Aliphatic hydrocarbons resistance P G-E E G P-F G P-G
Aromatic hydrocarbons resistance P-F P G-E P P-F G P-G
Halogenated hydrocarbons resistance P-F G E G P G P-G
Alcohol resistance P-F E E E E P G
Direct burial P-G E E-O N/A N/A P G
Electrical properties F-G E E E E P P

 

Fluoropolymer
Properties FEP ETFE TFE PVF E-CTFE
Oxidation resistance  O E O O O
Heat resistance  O E O O O
Oil resistance  O G-E E-O E O
Low temp flexing  O E O F O
Sun / weather resistance  O E O E-O O
Ozone resistance  E E O E E
Abrasion resistance  E E O E E
Flame resistance  G E E E E-O
Radiation resistance  F E P E E
Water resistance  O E E E E
Acid resistance  P-G E E G-E E
Alkali resistance  E E E E E
Aliphatic hydrocarbons resistance  E E E E E
Aromatic hydrocarbons resistance  E E E G-E E
Halogenated hydrocarbons resistance  E E E G-E E
Alcohol resistance  E E E E E
Direct burial  E E E E E
Electrical properties  E E E G-E E

The above properties are based on general purpose compounds on average performance.

KEY

O – Outstanding

E – Excellent

G – Good

F – Fair

P – Poor

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