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Subject: Santoprene equivalent and PC compatible

Date: 10/15/02 at 2:34 AM
Posted by: Nicolas Mayeux
E-mail: nmayeux@telequip.com.au
Message Posted:

I must say that I am not an expert on plastic but somehow this has become my problem.

We are producing Network "patch cord" or "jumper" cable in a factory in China .
We are currently injecting (plastic moulding) and forming a strain relief (or grommet) at the back of the plug and over the crimped cable.

Facts:
The plug is made of polycarbonate material
The cable isolating material is PP over stranded copper.
The strain relief (or grommet) material is made by other manufacturer with "Santoprene natural" (BH21436 ?)"

MY QUESTION IS :
I am looking for an alternative to the santoprene material for the strain relief due to the cost of Santoprene.

The key point is that the strain relief material MUST be compatible with the polycarbonate plug and be reasonably flexible at the same time.
We already found that using PVC material causes some cracking on the plug.

Could you please suggest some material type(s) that we could used and even perhaps a material manufacturer?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Best regards

Nicolas Mayeux
Telephone Equipment (NSW) Pty. Limited
nmayeux@telequip.com.au
tel 61 2 9970 5588
fax 61 2 9970 8111


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