Jacket Material Properties

Jacket Material Properties

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) - Cost effective, flame retardant, temperature range -20 to +80 C. Environmental resistance good, chemical resistance poor, marginally flexible.

Polyurethane (PUR) - Flame retardant, temperature range -20 to +80 C., Environmental resistance very good, chemical resistance fair, highly flexible and abrasion resistant.

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) - Flame retardant, temperature range -40 to +105 C, Environmental resistance good to excellent, chemical resistance fair to poor, highly flexible.

Halar/Vatar (ECTFE) - Highly flame retardant, temperature range -80 to + 150 C (Halar) + 125 C (Vatar), Excellent environmental, chemical and abrasion resistance, most cost effective of fluoropolymers, flexibility poor.

Tefzel (ETFE) - Aerospace grade, highly flame retardant, temperature range -80 to + 150 C, Excellent environmental, chemical and abrasion resistance and flexibility fair, lightweight.

FEP - Aerospace grade, highly flame retardant, temperature range -80 to +200 C, Excellent environmental, chemical, and abrasion resistance, flexibility good.

PFA - Aerospace grade, highly flame retardant, temperature range -80 to +260 C, Excellent environmental, chemical, and abrasion resistance, flexibility very good.

PropertiesPVCPEPPTefzelFEPPURTPE
Abrasion Resistance Good Good Fair Good Good Excellent Good
Heat Resistance Good Good Good Excellent Excellent Good Excellent
Weatherability Good Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Good Excellent
Flame Retardancy Excellent Poor Poor Excellent Excellent Good Excellent
Water Resistance Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Good Good Good
Acid Resistance Good Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair Excellent
Alkali Resistance Good Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair Excellent
Aliphatic Hydro Resis Good Poor Fair Excellent Excellent Good Poor
Aromatic Hydro Resis Poor Poor Fair Excellent Excellent Good Poor