Accession Number:

AD0656526

Title:

THE USE OF HEAT SHRINKABLE SILICONE RUBBER ON CABLES AND CABLE ASSEMBLIES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DOW CORNING CORP MIDLAND MICH

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

In recent years, a new concept in electrical insulating materials has been introduced to the wire and cable industry. This concept incorporated into several of the common insulating materials a heat actuated shrinking phenomenon. This phenomenon permits the insulation to be easily positioned into place and still obtain the required tight fit by heating it. The advantages to this technique of insulation include both time and cost savings, high reliability, and high quality workmanship and simplicity of application. First in the line of heat recoverable products to appear were plastics such as polyolefins, polyvinyl chloride, Teflon, and polyvinylidene chloride. Although these materials have performed satisfactorily in many applications, they lack flexibility and resistance to many of the environmental extremes that are frequently encountered in electrical insulation applications. To fill this need, the newest of the heat shrinkable products has been developed from an all silicone base. Unlike these plastics, the heat recoverable silicone rubber is an elastomeric material that is highly flexible and maintains this property over a broad temperature range. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE