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Frequently Asked Questions

3. What is the importance of insulation in wires and cables?

The electrical properties of the wires are significantly influenced by the insulation. High-frequency communication cables, for example, would have Polyethylene (PE) as insulation because the capacitance and attenuation are minimal if this type of thermoplastic were used. On top of the wire and cable application, factors such us heat and flame resistance; moisture resistance; mechanical toughness; resistance to ionization; flexibility; and the usage life determine the insulation. The other insulation can be XLPE (chemically cross-linked PE Compound), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Ethylene-Propylene (EP) Rubber.