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Committee on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials Begins Developing Crepe Paper Standard

ASTM International Committee D09 on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials has begun to develop a new proposed standard, WK5916, for electrical grade crepe paper. The proposed standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D09.19 on Dielectric Sheet and Roll Products, which invites all interested parties to join in the development of the standard.

Crepe paper is used in the electrical equipment industry to wrap wire and major leads and cables. In addition, crepe paper is a critical insulation component. According to Rick Daniell, manager, R&D, EHV-Weidmann, the many types of crepe paper, and uses for it, make the proposed standard essential, although there isn’t currently a standard for crepe paper. “There are many different grades and types of crepe paper and each manufacturer has their own system for differentiating grades,” says Daniell. “Our proposed standard will help to bring some order to the different grades of paper.”

For further technical information, contact Rick Daniell, EHV-Weidmann, St. Johnsbury, Vt. (phone: 802/751-3328). Committee D09 meets March 14-16, 2005 during the March Committee Week in Washington, D.C. For membership or meeting details, contact Christine Sierk, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9728). //

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