Dissipative ETFE Dielectric Polymer Helps Control Electrostatic Discharge in Wires and Cables

Recent tests by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Goddard Space Flight Center show that new nano-carbon cross-linked ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) helps controls electrostatic discharge (ESD) in wires and cables used on spacecraft.

The new ETFE material provides the same class of ESD control as foil-wrapped wire. It is also as easy to apply in space-grade wire insulation and cable jacketing as conventional cross-linked ETFE. With nano-carbon cross-linked ETFE, no metallic shielding is needed.

That not only saves a substantial amount of weight, it also eliminates the expense of wrapping wire in foil, providing a cost-competitive solution that also shortens the time required by a jacketing process.

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TE Connectivity will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo Europe 2017 in stand K42