Cross-linked polyethylene

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Cross-linked polyethylene

Specialized type of polyethylene plastic that is strengthened by cross-linking, that is, chemical bonds formed in addition to the usual bonds in the polymerization process. Primarily used as tubing for hot and cold water distribution and radiant-floor heating.
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The researchers found that XLPE was associated with a lower rate of revision than CPE at six months, with a strengthening of the association over time.
The 18.15km of 500 kV XLPE submarine cable without factory joints successfully passed the complete Factory Acceptance Test on March 10, 2018.
The samples, which were 100 [micro]m thick films of XLPE, were cut from unaged cables.
Particularly, in charging material selection tests, a single 20 g charge of PVC or XLPE was fed into a pipeline charger made of PTFE, PVC, PP, HDPE, Cu, PET, ABS, or PMMA in the constant conditions of 30% relative humidity and 12 m/s air velocity.
* BorPex XLPE compound is designed to produce tough and flexible hot-water pipe for sub-surface heating systems.
Such cables are composed of a central conductor surrounded by a polymeric insulating material, usually crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE).
Second, the properties of photocrosslinked XLPE materials and specimens coated on 20-50 kV DC high voltage television (TV) wires are evaluated from a standpoint of practical use.
A pioneer in rotomolded XLPE boat tanks, Inca remains a leader in this $40-million annual market, along with Moeller Marine Products in Sparta, Tenn., and Kracor Inc.
Both grades offer high-temperature stability and multiple releases of LLDPE or XLPE parts with virtually no transfer, the company says.