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"Doped" Wiring

Posted July 02, 2007 6:00 AM by Steve Melito

A mix of polymer acid and polyaniline produces a cheap, flexible, and easily manufactured material that researchers say offers conductivity. Called "doped" plastic, it features color-changing qualities that correlate to the level of conductivity. While the material is expected to revolutionize electrical wiring eventually, it will be another five to 10 years before "doped" plastic puts copper thieves out of business.

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Re: "Doped" Wiring

08/07/2007 4:07 PM

PUT COPPER THIVES OUT OF BUSINESS?

Does the coating burn off the wire?

The theives cut the wire in 2 foot lenght and then put their booty in a barrel and spray it with charcoal lighter fliud to burn off the coating.

They don't sell "DIRTY COPPER" it brings a lower price. Dirty copper has a coating on it.

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