Welcome to Printasleeve - High Quality Printed Sleeving Products for All Your Professional Needs


ABS is an expandable braided sleeve designed to have particular acoustic dampening properties. It is made by incorporating bulked PA monofilaments in a standard PET construction to reduce unwanted noise. It is available in sizes up to 50mm as standard and can be cut as required.

In addition to the protective and strengthening properties of standard PET monofilament braid, this braided hybrid jacket substantially reduces unwanted noise by lessening background noise and vibration interference thus allowing for purer sound reproduction. It is currently used in a number of industries such as the automotive industry. It is used in instrument panel assembly, military headsets, as well as the construction of certain hi-fi and other audio equipment. It is suitable for use on cables, hoses and pipes as well as many other applications and is easy to install readily expanding over splices and connectors.

Technical Data

  • Operating Temperature -50°C-+ 150°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Black
  • Sizes: 3 → 50
  • Packing: Reels, mini-reels, mini-packs, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Approvals: UL approved, RoHS Compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature -50°C - + 150°C
Short-term peak temperature Up to 175°C
Melt temperature 250°C
Monofilament thickness 0.22mm & bulked
Flammability Self -extinguishing, V-2 FMVSS 302, UL94 on compound
Chemical resistance Unaffected by most chemicals
Toxicity Halogen free
Opacity Low smoke density
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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.