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The Differences Between Series: LOLON® A, B, & E

Jun 08, 2022 08:00 AM


New to the Loos Hot Wire is our “The Differences Between" series: a new blog program that picks three related products and highlights the varying capabilities of each. Today we are focusing on LOLON® A, B, & E. Continue reading to find out the particular performance characteristics for each of these plastic-coating materials.


LOLON® A’s main features are its flexibility, fatigue resistance, abrasion resistance, and chemical resistance. The flexibility of LOLON® A is most often compared to vinyl for its flexibility as both materials are reasonably flexible. However, when fatigue and abrasion resistance is needed, LOLON® A is far superior to vinyl. LOLON® A is designed to perform in temperatures between +40 degrees F to +200 degrees F and comes in a transparent color with a slight green tint. LOLON® A can meet MIL-P-22096, Type III, and MIL-W-29020 military specifications. When flexibility and toughness are concerns, LOLON® A is the perfect plastic coating choice.


If flexibility is not a primary concern for your mechanical cables, LOLON® B might be the coating to use. While LOLON® A has good abrasion and fatigue resistance, LOLON® B offers superior resistance. Some other features of LOLON® B include its good chemical resistance and its ability to operate in a temperature range between -40 degrees F to +200 degrees F. LOLON® B is light tan in color, with slight transparency.


LOLON® E is the ideal plastic coating when your cable needs to have a high resistance to impact. While this toughness makes LOLON® E less flexible than LOLON® B, it is an excellent choice when you require a very tough plastic with good abrasion resistance. LOLON® E operates in a temperature range between -40 degrees F to +200 degrees F. The LOLON® E coating has good chemical resistance and is transparent in color. LOLON® E will meet Military Specification Mil-P-220, Type IV.

Loos and Company Coated Cable

If you are interested in finding out more about our LOLON® A, B, & E plastic coatings for cable, visit our coated cable webpage here. Alternatively, Loos and Company offer numerous other plastic-coated cables that can be found in our brochure. If you have any questions, our team is happy to help! Reach out to us by email at sales@loosco.com or by phone at (860) 928-7981.