Electrical Power &
Because there are so many different types available, plastics materials are ideal for use in electrical and electronic applications. Plastics can withstand high voltages and high temperatures without degradation. The insulating properties of plastics are well-known, but some materials are available which are surface- or volume-conductive. Composite materials combine properties to make ideal components with mechanical strength, high dielectric constants, and other important characteristics.
The paragraphs below describe specific materials and their uses in this industry . . .
(see also ESD Static Dissipative & Conductive materials)