What is XLPE?

Also known as Cross-linked Polyethylene, XLPE is a very good insulation in terms of electrical properties. XLPE has very high insulation resistance, a stable dielectric constant over all frequencies, and a low dielectric constant.

Features & Advantages of XLPE Wire & Cable:

In terms of flexibility, polyethylene can be rated stiff to very hard, depending on molecular weight and density (low density being the most flexible). Black and specially formulated colored versions have excellent weather resistance.

  • Moisture resistant
  • Impressive electrical and physical properties
  • XLPE cables are capable of carrying large currents due to excellent thermal resistance
  • Easy to Install and maintain with cables being light in weight

Common applications of XLPE:

With XLPE’s ability to work well in high voltage environments and excellent moisture resistance, you will typically find XLPE in applications such as:

  • Pipework / Plumbing
  • Insulation for electrical cables
  • Mining industry

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