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Comparative Properties of Plastic Insulating and Jacketing Compounds

Properties

PVC LDPE CPE HDPE PP CPP PU Nylon CSPE

Oxidation Resistance

E E E E E E E E E
Heat Resistance G-E G G E E E G E E
Oil Resistance F G-E G G-E F F E E E
Low-Temp Flexibility P-G E E E P P G G E
Weather, Sun Resistance G-E E E E E E G E E
Ozone Resistance E E E E E E E E E
Abrasion Resistance F-G G F E F-G F-G O E E-O
Electrical Properties F-G E E E E E P P E
Flame Resistance E P P P P P P P E
Nuclear Radiation Resistance F G-E G G-E F F G F-G O
Water Resistance F-G E E E E E P-G P-F O
Acid Resistance G-E G-E G-E E E E F P-F E
Alkali Resistance G-E G-E G-E E E E F E E

Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Resistance (Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.)

P G-E G G-E P-F P P-G G E

Aromatic Hydrocarbons Resistance (Benzol, Toluol, etc.)

P-F P P P P-F P P-G G G-E

Halogenated Hydrocarbons Resistance (Degreaser Solvents)

P-F G G G P P P-G G E
Alcohol Resistance P-F E E E E E P-G P E
Underground Burial P-G G N/A E N/A N/A G P E-O
These ratings are based on average performance of general purpose compounds. Any given property can usually be improved by the use of selective compounding.

 

Legend
P Poor
F Fair
G Good
E Excellent
O Outstanding

 

Disclaimer: Great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, but errors or omissions may occur. 

This listing of information is presented as a courtesy and does not ensure that a product with these specifications is available. 

Specification and availability should be confirmed with a call to your local PCS sales office.