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Understanding PVC Cable Insulators and its Advantages
29 March 2022

PVC is an important material that is often used in the manufacturing industry, including for the insulator of an electrical cable. PVC material used on the outer layer resulted in a better visual, organized, and protected from various external factors or hazards that can damage it.


 For more details, here are some information about PVC cable insulators that can be useful.


Understanding PVC Cable Insulators and its Advantages


What is PVC Cable Insulator?


PVC, or the abbreviation of Polyvinyl Chloride, is a thermoplastic polymer material. Meanwhile, PVC cable is a cable whose core is coated with PVC material. PVC layer is specifically designed to provide protection because it has a versatile function, namely as an insulator so that the cable is safe to touch, makes the cable more durable and has good resistance to water, heat, and chemicals.


PVC cable insulators are widely used in a variety of applications, from household appliances, home electrical wiring, mining operations, circuit wiring, to various other work environments that are sensitive to extreme temperatures.


What are the Characteristics of PVC Cable Insulators?


Each PVC material used as cable insulation has its own characteristics that can be adapted to the needs of its users. Here are some of them.


  1. Cold Resistance PVC: Cold resistance PVC is known for its resistance to extreme cold temperatures, even below 0°C.
  2. Heat Resistant PVC: Heat resistant PVC is able to withstand extreme temperatures up to 90° C. This is because the insulating layer has an excellent ability to adapt cables to very high temperature environments.
  3. Oil Resistant PVC: Due to its resistance to oil and chemical exposure, oil resistant PVC is widely used in various industrial and manufacturing applications.


What are the Benefits of PVC Cable Insulators?


The advantage of PVC cable insulators is that they have a very high versatility. Here are some of the advantages of using PVC cable insulators for various applications.


  1. Flexibility: Due to its versatility, PVC cable insulators can be used for a variety of different needs, are easy to recycle, and can also be modified using additional plasticizers. This is what makes PVC cable insulators widely used to meet various industrial needs that are more complicated.
  2. Extreme Durability: It's no secret that PVC cable insulators are very sturdy and durable, but also have the features of being flexible and flexible. Overall, PVC cable insulators have excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion, chemicals, heat and water despite being exposed to them over time.
  3. Guaranteed Security: The most important advantage that PVC cable insulators offer is their safety. Due to their excellent resistance, this makes PVC cable insulators able to increase their suitability in a variety of sensitive environments and extreme conditions. In addition, PVC material can also make users comfortable because it is odorless or toxic.
  4. Adaptability: Due to their versatility, PVC cable insulators are widely used for a variety of different applications, from small-scale applications such as households to large-scale applications such as manufacturing industries. Due to its adaptability, various commercial products such as electric motors, power transformers, and panel boards also use PVC cable insulators.


PVC cable insulators have excellent resistance to corrosion, impact, abrasion, weathering, and even chemical decay. Because it has many advantages, this is what makes PVC electrical cable insulators chosen because of their quality which is suitable for use in any situation and environmental conditions.


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