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Dear Kevin

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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Hi

Alloys are metals.

It is possible to make composite polymers of rubber, plastic and glass whih can be good insulators by mixing liquid monomers of rubber, plastic and glass fibers and causing the monomers to polymerise.

I hope this helps.
Best wishes.
Kevin

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

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Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

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Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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