Re: 'polythermalize'

Subject:      Re: 'polythermalize'
       Date:  Sat, 14 Jun 1997 08:38:01 -0700
       From:  Bert Hickman <bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com>
Organization: Stoneridge Engineering
         To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
 References:  1

Tesla List wrote:
> Subject:  Re: 'polythermalize'
>   Date:   Wed, 2 Jan 1980 13:16:51 +0500
>   From:   "Alfred A. Skrocki" <alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com>
>     To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> On Thu, 12 Jun 1997 23:24:45 -0400 (EDT) richard hull
> <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net> wrote;
> > With everyone trying to mime the look and feel of polythermalize, a look
> > is no good.  I got mine on a government roll surplus at a hamfest. (it was
> > a mint 50 lb roll for $40.00)  Alas, I used and or sold the last of it
> > last year.
> If you ever come up with some distinctive characteristic to identify
> this stuff with let me know! Mean time I'll probably do a breakdown
> test on any wire I seriously consider purchasing.
Alfred & All,

For one thing it's VERY tough stuff, and as a result very diffficult to
strip using abrasive paper. If the spool is labeled it may also say
"TZT" or M/R TZ (Thermaleze, and moisture-resistant Thermlaleze) or APTZ
(Armored Polythermaleze) - all Phelps Dodge trade names. You can get it
in 1, 2, or even 3-layers of insulation (single, heavy, or single AND
heavy!). It's a ligher color than Formvar, being almost a straw-color.
It is very good, high-dielctric strength AND high temperature stuff! 

-- Bert H --