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Dear Frank

Is it possible to have alloys in insulators?. Mixing two or more insulators to form a strong insulating material.

Examples - Rubber, Plastic, Glass etc

Thanks
Prashant

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Interesting question.  You should explore "Bakelite" in Google.  While strictly a "resin", early production involved coating wood with the resin produced by a chemical reaction.  I imagine that many man-made materials are out there.  I'm fairly certain that the glass insulators you see on transmission towers are bonded to either aluminum or other non-ferrous materials to add strength.

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Frank Kurz

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Questions relating to Burglar Alarm and Security Equipment, Fire Alarm and Extinguishment Systems, Access Control, CCTV Systems, Installation, Service, Testing, Verification

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30 years installing, servicing, and testing security, access control, extinguishment, and fire alarm systems

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Chair of ULC Working Groups for Fire Alarm Testing (CAN/ULC-S536) and Fire Alarm Verification (CAN/ULC-S537), Executive Director of the Fire Protection Technicians Network (www.firetechs.net)

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www.firetechs.net, Better Business Bureau Magazine, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (www.asttbc.org) SUPPRESS! and Techs Fire Break Newsletters

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Associate in Science; Emergency Systems (University of British Columbia); Aircraft Maintenance Technology (BCIT)

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