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Advantages of PP4874 over Polyethylene

Posted by Jessica Hoogendoorn

May 21, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Key Advantages of PP4874 Compared to Polyethylene
wire and cable
- Improved mechanical properties
- Hardness and temperature resistance
- Lower density
- Lower permittivity 
- Material savings due to lower density and wall thickness (depending on cable design)

- Data Cables

- Geophysical (tethers and blasting wire)

- Cathodic Protection

- Audio Cables

 PP4874 Performance vs. HDPE

 - Same conductor adhesion
- Same/Similar line speed 
- Tighter twisting possible with PP4874
- PP4874 offers more crush resistance during processing 
- PP4874 has potential for smaller cable diameter
- Potential for higher temperature resistant applications with PP4874
- PP4874 has cold bend acceptance for data cables



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