Accession Number : ADA307512

Title :   Comparison of Silicone Rubber and Teflon as Extruded Insulation for Electrical Conductors,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO WATERFORD NY SILICON PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Noble, M. G.

PDF Url : ADA307512

Report Date : 01 OCT 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Each of the materials has areas of relative superiority; in other areas equivalent properties are demonstrated. Among more important points are: (1) Service temperature ranges are equivalent. (2) Solderability of both is excellent. (3) Cost and specific gravity of Teflon are higher. (4) Installation characteristics and cold flow resistance of silicone are better. (5) Teflon is outstanding electrically; however silicone has areas of superiority. (6) In general chemical resistance Teflon ranks higher, but in ozone and radiation resistance silicone is superior. The design engineer must decide which areas are most significant in each application.

Descriptors :   *SILICONES, *TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE RESINS, *ELECTRICAL INSULATION, COMPARISON, EXTRUSION, CORROSION RESISTANCE, OZONE, ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS, CHEMICAL ATTACK(DEGRADATION), SPECIFIC GRAVITY, RADIATION RESISTANCE, COLD FLOW.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE