Wire Insulation Types

 

 

Insulation Type Max Continuous Temp Abrasion Resistance Moisture Resistance Chemical Resistance

Extrusion

PFA

260oC 500oF * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEP

200oC 400oF * * * * * * * * * * * *

ETFE

150oC 300oF * * * * * * * * * * * *

PVC

105oC 221oF * * * * * * * * * *

Nylon

105oC 221oF * * * * * * * * * *

ECA

300oC 572oF * * * * * * * * * * * *

Tape

Polyimide

260oC 500oF * * * * * * * * * * * *

PTFE¹

260oC 500oF * * * * * * * * * * *

Textile

“S” Glass

704oC 1300oF * * * * * * *

“E” Glass

482oC 900oF * * * * * * * *

Vitreous Silica

871oC 1600oF * * * *

Cotton

100oC 212oF * * * * * * *

Ceramic

1204oC 2200oF * * * * * *

Glass

482oC 900oF * * * * * * *

¹TFE used in tape and coatings is made with PTFE Fluoropolymer

KEY
* Poor
* * Fair
* * * Good
* * * * Excellent