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PBVO/PGVO is an expandable braided sleeve constructed of PET (polyethylene terethalate) monofilaments to which flame retardant additives are added to ensure compliance with the self-extinguishing rating, UL94-VO. It is available in black and grey, has a continuous operating temperature of -50° – +150°C and is available in sizes ranging from 3mm to 50mm and can be cut as required.

In addition to the mechanical protection, chemical resistance tensile and strengthening properties of standard PET braid, PBVO/PGVO expandable braid is UL94-VO rated. It is flexible, highly abrasion/cut and chemically resistant and readily expands over irregular shapes and bends before retracting. Also, being a braided jacket, it provides lightweight easy to apply protection that will not trap heat or moisture. It is often used in the mechanical protection and bundling of wire, cables, hoses and flexible pipes in all industries including harsh environments where VO rating is required.

Technical Data

  • Operating Temperature -50°C-+ 150°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Black with grey tracer, Grey with black tracer
  • Sizes: 3 → 50
  • Packing: Reels, mini-reels, mini-packs, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Approvals: UL94-VO, RoHS Compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature -50°C - + 150°C
Short-term peak temperature Up to 220°C
Melt temperature 250°C
Monofilament thickness 0.22mm
Tensile Strength 100 000psi
Flammability Pass UL94-VO
Chemical resistance Resistant to most chemicals including automotive fluids
Fungus resistance Open structure doesn't retain moisture and support mould growth
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.