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Endcaps/Moulded shapes

Printashrink endcaps, breakout boots and moulded shapes are made from heatshrinkable materials and are available with or without adhesive lining. They are used for mechanical protection, strain relief and to provide a watertight seal. They are available in many configurations so please contact us for full details.

Endcaps are widely used to seal power and telecommunication cables, pipes, conduits and other cylindrical objects against moisture ingress, provide environmental and mechanical protection and prevent corrosion. They have an adhesive lining that melts and flows to provide a tight fit when heat is applied, and are often used in underwater, underground and outdoor applications.

Many other heatshrinkable moulded parts are also available with or without adhesive lining. These can be supplied in various materials (semi-rigid modified polyolefin, modified fluoroelastomer, fluid resistant elastomer), low fire hazard material will meet the requirements for most military, marine, mass transit and commercial applications

Technical Data

  • Shrink Temperature" 120°C
  • Operating Temperature -55°C - + 110°C
  • Colours: Black
  • Sizes: 10/3 x 35 → 145/57 x 155
  • Approvals: RoHS Compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -55°C - +110°C (jacket)
Shrink temperature 120°C
Physical
Tensile Strength 12Mpa min ASTM D 638
Ultimate elongation 300% min ASTM D 638
Water absorption 1% max ISO 62
Hardness 45 Shore D min ASTM D 2240
Thermal
Heat ageing (168hrs) at 120°C, tensile 10MPa min, elongation 250% min
Electrical
Dielectric strength 12kV/mm IEC 273
Volume resistivity 10¹⁴Ωcm min IEC 93
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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.