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Properties of Insulating and Jacketing Materials

Material Type

Designations

Continuous Operating Temperature

Abrasion Resistance

Chemical Resistance

Moisture Resistance

Solvent Resistance

Flame Resistance

PE

Polyethylene

176°F (80°C)

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Poor

CPE

Chlorinated Polyethylene

194°F (90°C)

Very Good

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride

221°F (105°C)

Very Good

Very Good

Good

Fair

Excellent

TPE

Thermoplastic Elastomer

257°F (125°C)

Excellent

Poor

Good

Good

Excellent

Nylon

Polyamide Nylon 6

250°F (121°C)

Excellent

Very Good

Fair

Good

Poor

ETFE

Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene

300°F (150°C)

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

FEP

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene

400°F (200°C)

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

TE/D

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene

400°F (200°C)

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

PFA

Perflourinated-Tetrafluoroethylene

500°F (260°C)

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

PTFE

Poly-Tetrafluoroethylene

500°F (260°C)

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Polyimide

Polyimide Tape

500°F (260°C)

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Good

B-Fiber*

Synthetic Polyamide Fibers

500°F (260°C)

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Good

G-Glass*

Braided or Served Fiberglass Yarn

950°F (510°C)

Poor

Good

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Q-Glass*

Braided Fiberglass Yarn

 1300°F 704°C)

Fair

Good

Good

Excellent

Excellent

HG

Braided Vitreous Silica

 1800°F (982°C)

Poor

Good

Poor

Excellent

Excellent

CEFIR™

Braided Ceramic Fiber

 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).

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ISO 9001

 
 
 
 

ISO 14001

 
 
 
 

 

Hemexpo Hellenic Marine Equpment Manufactures & Exporters

 
 
 
 
 
 

W.I.M.A Worldwide Industrial & Marine Association

 
 

SEVE Greek International Business Association