Fiber Insulations

Insulation

Recommended Max. operating Temperature

Advantages

Limitations

Cotton

105

  1. Low Cost Serving.
  2. Good resistance to abrasion.
  1. Poor space factor compared to Nylon or Celanese.
  2. Non-solderable.

Nylon

130

  1. Good space factor.
  2. Excellent
  1. Hygroscopic.

Dacron (Polyester)

155

  1. Good abrasion resistance.
  2. Solderable.
  3. Slightly higher maximum operating temperature than Nylon.
  1. Better space factor than Cotton or Glass but poorer space factor than Nylon.

Nomex (Hi Temp Nylon)

250

  1. Good space factor.
  2. Good electrical properties at high temperature.
  1. Non-solderable.
  2. Higher cost than other fibers.

Glass

260

  1. Good electrical properties at high temperatures.
  1. Space factor equivalent to Cotton.
  2. Non-solderable.



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