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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:
    • General
    • Commercial
    • Electrical
    • Electronics
    • Industrial
    • Mechanical
    • Automotive
Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature -50°C - + 150°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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