Accession Number : AD0656116

Title :   EVALUATING CHEMICALLY CROSSLINKED POLYETHYLENES,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO BRIDGEPORT CONN WIRE AND CABLE DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Martens,S. C.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A brief history of peroxide crosslinking of polyethylene is given. Some relations of compounding ingredients and formulations for satisfactory product performance are described and the need for compounding for the best overall balance of properties is stressed. A list of Vulkene wire and cable products is indicated with advantages of these products over other wire and cable insulation types. In addition to developing the optimum compound for the product, the importance of proper processing and particularly the importance of cure on product performance is emphasized. Finally, a quick, accurate hot modulus test for determining the degree of crosslinking is recommended as being particularly suited to the various wire sizes and wall thicknesses encountered in the wire and cable industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY)), FILLING, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, ELECTRIC CABLES, ELECTRIC WIRE, TENSILE PROPERTIES, CREEP, DEFORMATION, PLASTIC COATINGS, ADDITIVES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE