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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)
 
Applications 

- 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

 PP4874_TDS

PP4874_processing

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