XLPE Full Form | Full Form of XLPE

XLPE Full Form - Cross Linked Polyethylene

 Cross linked Polyethylene

Cross linked Polyethylene

  • XLPE is Cross Linked Polyethylene. Sometimes it's denoted as PEX or XPE also. It's a kind of polyethylene. Polyethylene may be a polymer material.
  • The monomer used to make this polymer is ethylene. Polyethylene polymer chains are produced by addition polymerization of ethylene monomers.
  • XLPE is produced from polyethylene polymer chains by adding a cross linking agent. XLPE may be a good alternative for PVC.

Properties of XLPE

  • Low-temperature Impact Strength
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Crack Resistance
  • Reduced hardness and Rigidity (compared to non-cross linked polyethylene)
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Scratch Resistance

Benefits of using XLPE

  • Can work with a good range of voltages.
  • Low material cost for production.
  • Provides mechanical protection.
  • Thermal resistance allows it to be used even at considerably high temperatures.
  • Flexibility.
  • It’s easy to handle.
  • Maintenance free.
  • Resistant to moisture.
  • Weather resistance, thus, corrosion resistant.
  • However, there are some drawbacks when using this material also. Sunlight can degrade XLPE. The degradation is considerably rapid. And also, this material is often damaged by some insects.

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