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Printashrink CPF/FR3 (FLAT)

Printashrink CPF/FR3 (FLAT) is a flattened continuous 3:1 shrink ratio heatshrink polyolefin ideal for printers. It is UL approved, has a working temperature of 135°C and is fire retardant. It is available in a range of colours and sizes up to 39mm ID and can be cut and printed as required.

This flattened continuous 3:1 heatshrink polyolefin tube is compatible with most printers. It is a UL/CSA approved sleeve with a 135°C working temperature and is ideal for covering irregularly shaped pieces or pass over larger components. The higher shrink ratio also allows any one supplied diameter to fit a greater range of different sized applications. It is available on bulk and smaller reels to suit any print set up and is used in a number of commercial and industrial applications. We offer our full range of printing and cutting services on this high quality tube.

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Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 3:1
  • Shrink Temperature" +85°C
  • Operating Temperature -55°C - +135°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Black, Yellow, White, Other colours available upon request
  • Sizes: 2.4 → 50.8
  • Packing: Reels, mini-reels, mini-packs, cut to length, kits, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes, full range of text and logos
  • Approvals: SAE AS81531:1531:1998 4.6.2, MIL-STD-202F 215J, UL224, CSA certified, RoHS compliant
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Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -55°C - +135°C
Minimum shrink temperature 85°C
Shrink Ratio 3:1
Physical
Tensile Strength 10.4Mpa min GB/T1040
Ultimate elongation ≥200% GB/T1040
Longitudinal change +/-5% UL224
Thermal
Flammability Pass UL224
Heat shock (4hrs) No dripping, flowing or cracking ASTM D 2671
Heat ageing (168hrs) @ 158°C elongation 100% ASTM D 638
Electrical
Dielectric strength 15kV/mm²
Chemical
Chemical resistance Good AMS-DTL-23053/5
Copper corrosion No corrosion UL224
Copper stability No corrosion UL224
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Free Artwork Service

As part of the fully comprehensive print process, we offer a free artwork service for both thermal and hot foil printing. This involves, advising on print suitability, resizing to fit final fitted size and re-ordering information supplied in spreadsheet format according to the sequence of installation or into kits.

To ensure superior print results, it stands to reason that artwork needs to be best quality and this is why we advise on whether artwork is suitable for purpose in terms of fine detail and ornate graphics which may not successfully transfer to smaller sleeves and markers, or where a high shrink rate is required. Furthermore, as heatshrinkable products do not shrink in a uniform manner (transverse and longitudinal shrink ratios differ widely) we resize artwork so that there is a strict correlation between original and final fitted dimensions.

We accept many formats for artwork including, but not limited to, tiff, eps, bmp, jpg, gif and PDF. For jpeg, save your image using the best quality. We use a single colour print system. This means the sleeving and print can be different colours, but the print itself can only be one colour. For best results send your image in black and white with what you would like printed in black. We can then take the image and print it on your selected sleeving in the correct print colour.

We also print from spreadsheets, CSV or text files, .lists or drawings. Where required, we can sort, print and pack according to the sequence of installation.

Complete Cable Identification Solution

With so many cable identification solutions on the market, it can be hard to match these to your specific needs. Printasleeve offers a complete service based on our many years of experience and development in this highly specialised field. We know what works and how to get the best results.

This allows us to offer a fully supported package to get you set up quickly and easily. Whether you are looking to source a complete cable identification package or consumables for an existing one, we will only offer products which have been fully tested by us and in which we have complete confidence. Take advantage of Printasleeve’s over 25 years of printing experience to find the perfect combination for your requirements.