Etching is a chemical process that allows wire and cable to be exposed to harsh conditions, like high temperatures or the presence of chemicals. The process involves the wire passing through a sodium bath to create a rough surface on the wire. The etching removes the fluorine from the surface of the wire and then develops double carbon-to-carbon bonds, Carbonyl, Carboxyl, Hydroxyl groups and epoxides.
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Certain materials, such as Teflon, require etching to be able to be printed on.
The improved toughness of the wire and cable means that you will not have to replace the product as frequently, saving you both money and time.