Electrical wires are usually covered with insulating materials, such as plastic, rubber-like polymers, or varnish. Insulating and jacketing of wires and cables is nowadays done by passing them through an extruder. Formerly, materials used for insulation included treated cloth or paper and various oil-based products. Since the mid-1960s, plastic and polymers exhibiting properties similar to rubber have predominated.
3/4 Inch Slit Blue Wire Loom - Corrugated and flexible blue tubing for protecting wires and cable runs. Sold by the foot with a 5 foot minimum. Made from blue polyethylene and...
Wire has many uses. It forms the raw material of many important manufacturers, such as the wire-net industry, wire-cloth making and wire- spinning, in which it occupies a place analogous to a . Wire-cloth of all degrees of strength and fineness of mesh is used for sifting and screening machinery, for draining paper pulp, for window screens, and for many other purposes. Vast quantities of , , and wire are employed for telephone and data wires and cables, and as conductors in , and heating. It is in no less demand for fencing, and much is consumed in the construction of suspension bridges, and cages, etc. In the manufacture of stringed musical instruments and scientific instruments wire is again largely used. Among its other sources of consumption it is sufficient to mention pin and hair-pin making, the needle and fish-hook industries, nail, peg and rivet making, and carding machinery; indeed there are few industries into which it does not enter.
Wires and cables are big business. Part of our everyday existence, they have transformed and revolutionised the way that we live. Without them, there would be no mobile phones, computers, televisions, microwaves or kettles [to name a few], the importance of them often goes overlooked, but simply put how would society function in a world without wires or cables?
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