Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.


Raju, G. R. G.,




Aromatic polyamide (aramid) paper, fluoropolymer (TEFZEL(TM)), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), MYLAR(TM) polyester and polyimide (KAPTON(TM)) films, offer high inherent dielectric strength, mechanical toughness, flexibility, resilience and thus have wide application in electrical equipments. Aromatic polyamide also known as NOMEX(TM) type 410 is widely used for insulation in electric motors and transformers. TEFZEL(TM) resins are widely used to make compact wire and cable construction that provide long and reliable service in demanding environment [1][2]. KAPTON(TM) is an important material in wire and cable insulation. Rotating apparatus, transformers, capacitors, magnetic strips, pressure-sensitive tapes all can benefit by its use, since it maintain its properties over a wide range of temperature and frequency. PTFE is widely used in military applications and has found applications in industries such as fire alarm, cables, capacitor dielectrics, motor coil, phase and ground insulation, and substrate for flexiible printed circuits. MYLAR(TM) has wide applications in semiconductor manufacturing, electrical power and electronics equipments, and automotive industry. It is commonly used as wire or circuit board insulation, flexible circuits, membrane switches, and coil winding insulation. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .S24. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, page: 1594. Adviser: G. R. G. Raju. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.