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Heat shrink tubing, also known as heat shrink, or heat shrink sleeves, is a type of thermoplastic tube that shrinks in diameter when heat is applied. It is commonly used in electrical and electronic applications to insulate, protect, and organize wires, cables, and other components.
The tubing is typically made from materials like polyolefin, fluoropolymer, or elastomer. It comes in various sizes, colors, and shrink ratios, which refer to the degree of contraction when heated.
Application: The tubing is placed over the component (such as a wire or cable) that needs to be protected or insulated.
Heating: When heat is applied, usually using a heat gun, oven, or similar heat source, the tubing begins to shrink in diameter. This process is reversible, so if the tubing isn't heated to the point of melting, it can be reheated and expanded again.
Contraction: As it shrinks, the tubing conforms tightly to the shape of the underlying component, creating a snug and protective covering.
Insulation: It provides electrical insulation, protecting wires and cables from environmental factors like moisture, dust, and chemicals.
Strain Relief: It can act as a strain relief, preventing wires from bending or breaking at stress points.
Color Coding: Different colors of heat shrink tubing can be used to distinguish between different wires or components.
Mechanical Protection: It offers physical protection against abrasion, vibration, and other forms of mechanical damage.
Sealing and Waterproofing: It can be used to create a watertight seal around connections.
Heat shrink tubing is widely used in industries like electronics, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications. For more information about heat shrink tubing, check out our Heat Shrink vs Cold Shrink Tubing guide over at our Knowledge Centre.
The range of general purpose Heat-Shrink Tubing is versatile in terms of application possibilities and style and color options. With a low shrinking temperature, high flexibility and superior mechanical strength this product is widely used in the fields of communication, electronics and specialist vehicles. An array of color options are available.
The range of general purpose Heat Shrink Tubing is versatile in terms of application possibilities and style and color options. The non-adhesive version of the 3:1 tubing is highly flexible and is widely used for electrical insulation as it protects in-line components, disconnects terminals and splices with its high insulation and excellent resilience. It also bundles wires for very flexible light-duty harnesses. It can be used to identify or color-code wires, cables, terminals and components
Clear Heat Shrink is a shrinkable plastic tube used for wire insulation, providing resistance from abrasion as well as environmental protection. Heat Shrink Tubing is suitable for use with stranded and solid wire conductors, connections, joints and terminals in a range of electrical applications and assemblies. It can also be used in the appliance, automotive and on consumer goods applications.
Our Clear Shrink Tubing is made from Crosslinked Polyolefin that is 100% transparent (clear). It is commercial grade for general applications where flame resistance is not required.
The range of general purpose Heat-Shrink Tubing is versatile in terms of application possibilities and style and color options. With a low shrinking temperature, high flexibility and superior mechanical strength this product is widely used in the fields of communication, electronics and specialist vehicles. The yellow and green striped version is highly flame-retardant, has a high UV-resistance and has excellent physical, chemical and electrical properties.
Adhesive-Lined Heat Shrink Tubing provides insulation and sealing on applications like wire harnesses and splices. This tubing is available in a variety of colors to code components and is RoHS compliant. The adhesive element of the product has a shelf life of approximately 1 year from date of shipping when stored in the unopened original packaging, stored at room temperature and away from sunlight.