Accession Number : ADP000573

Title :   Thermodynamic Interactions, Mechanical Properties and Property Retention in Polymeric Wire Coatings,

Corporate Author : ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE MONTREAL (QUEBEC) DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Schreiber,H. P. ; Checklund,J.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Optimizing the properties of polymer compounds used as wire and cable coatings remains a high priority objective. One approach to the desired optimization lies in understanding the influence of thermodynamic interactions among the components of a polymer coating on its properties, and then selecting materials with satisfactory miscibility ('compatibility'). This principle is generally recognized in the organic coatings field, but its embodiment is hampered by experimental difficulties encountered in the measurement of meaningful thermodynamic interaction parameters. The most widely used quantity, the solubility parameter, is an unsatisfactory compromise in too many cases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Mechanical properties, *Coatings, Thermodynamics, Interactions, Polymers, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE