Comparison Chart of Typical Insulation Materials

Comparison Chart of Typical Insulation Materials

Thermal

PropertyPVC Halar ECTFE PVC Mylarkynarpfafepkaptonptfetefzel etfe
Maximum Continuous Rating - Degrees C 105 135 105 135 260 200 200 260 150
Low Temp - Degrees C -50 -100 -60 -70 -200 -200 -200 -200 -100
Non-Flammability VG EX VG EX EX EX EX EX EX
Solder Resistance G VG VG VG VG EX EX EX EX
Smoke Mod Slight Mod Light - - - - slight

G=Good, VG=Very Good, EX=Excellent, MOD=Moderate


Electrical

PropertyPVC Halar ECTFE PVC Mylarkynarpfafepkaptonptfetefzel etfe
Volume Resistivity OHM-CM 10 12 10 16 2 X 10 14 2 X 10 18 10 18 2 X 10 18 10 18 10 18 10 16
Dielectric Strength VPM 1/8" Thick 350 490 350 (1 mil film) 450 430 430 420 430 400
Dielectric Constant 5.70 2.6 3.5 7.7 2.06 2.0 2.4 0.0002 0.008
Capacitive Frequency Stability Fair EX Good Poor EX EX EX EX EX

EX=Excellent


Mechanical

PropertyPVC Halar ECTFE PVC Mylarkynarpfafepkaptonptfetefzel etfe
Density (gm/cc) 1.36 1.68 1.48 1.76 2.15 2.18 1.68 (67%) 2.20 1.70
Tensile psi 4K 7K 15K 6K 4K 2.7K 17K 2.5K 6.5K
Elongation % 250 200 50 250 300 250 75 225 100-400
Abrasion Resistance Fair EX Good EX Good Good EX Good EX
Cut Through Resistance Good EX EX EX Fair Fair EX Fair EX
Bondability Good Good Good Good Poor* Poor* EX Poor* Good

EX=Excellent, *POOR=Without special BONDING treatment


Environmental

PropertyPVC Halar ECTFE PVC Mylarkynarpfafepkaptonptfetefzel etfe
Nuclear Radiation Fair 100 mega-rads Fair EX Fair Fair 200 mega-rads Fair 100 mega-rads
UV Radiation Fair EX Fair EX EX EX EX EX EX
Chemical
- Water Absorption 0.7% 0.01% 0.6% 0.04% 0.03% 0.01% 0.8% 0.01% 0.1%
- Acids Good EX Good VG EX EX Fair EX EX
- Alkali Good EX Poor VG EX EX Fair EX EX
- Alcohol Fair EX Fair VG EX EX VG EX EX
- Cleaning Solvents (tri-chlor, carbon tet) SS EX Good VG EX EX VG EX EX
- Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Gasoline, Kerosene SS EX Fair VG EX EX VG EX EX
- Aromatichvdro-Carbons (Benenetoluene) SS EX Fair VG EX EX VG EX EX
Long Term Stability Fair EX Good VG EX EX EX EX EX

EX=Excellent, VG=Very Good, SS=Slight Swell