Properties of Insulating Materials


 
Properties of Insulating and Jacketing Materials

Material
Type
Continuous
Operating
Temperature

Abrasion
Resistance

Chemical
Resistance

Moisture
Resistance

Solvent
Resistance

Flame
Resistance
PE
CPE
PVC
TPE
Nylon
ETFE
FEP
TE/D
PFA
PTFE
Polyimide
B-Fiber*
G-Glass*
Q-Glass*
HG
CEFIR
176°F (80°C)
194°F (90°C)
221°F (105°C)
257°F (125°C)
250°F (121°C)
300°F (150°C)
400°F (200°C)
400°F (200°C)
500°F (260°C)
500°F (260°C)
500°F (260°C)
500°F (260°C)
950°F (510°C)
1300°F (704°C)
1800°F (982°C)
2200°F (1204°C)
Good
Very Good
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Good
Poor
Fair
Poor
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
Poor
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
*Performance characteristics of fibrous products are improved with impregnation.
Impregnation maintained to 400°F (200°C).

PE
CPE
PVC
TPE
Nylon
ETFE
FEP
TE/D
PFA
PFTE
Polyimide
B-Fiber
G-Glass
Q-Glass
HG
CEFIR
Designations
Polyethylene
Chlorinated Polyethylene
Polyvinyl Chloride
Thermoplastic Elastomer
Polyamide Nylon 6
Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
Perflourinated-Tetrafluoroethylene
Poly-Tetrafluoroethylene
Polyimide Tape
Synthetic Polyamide Fibers
Braided or Served Fiberglass Yarn
Braided Fiberglass Yarn
Braided Vitreous Silica
Braided Ceramic Fiber