From: 	Gary Lau  17-Jul-1997 1103[SMTP:lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 17, 1997 10:10 AM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re. LDPE and HDPE

>Hi folks,
>recently I decided to have a go at making a new capacitor. I choose to do a
>rolled cap . When looking for the polyehylene sheeting I could only find
>high density and ulta high density sheets. Since then I have heard
>reference to low density or LDPE. Can someone explain to me what this means
>in terms of dielecric strength and K value.

>From a conversation I had with a person at Caddillac Plastics, LDPE is
considerably more flexible than HDPE (we didn't discuss electrical 
characteristics).  For a rolled capacitor application, this would
probably make life much easier!

Gary Lau
Waltham, MA