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PCN is a flame retardant polyester expandable braided jacket available in a range of 7 high density colours and sizes from 3mm up to 50mm as standard and can be cut as required.  It is used in various industries and home projects for wire and cable organisation and protection as well as branding, identification and colour coding.

This expandable braided sleeve is a lightweight, easy to apply covering that doesn’t trap heat or moisture, and can improve overall airflow to increase cooling capabilities of components. It is manufactured from a thicker 0.25mm PET monofilaments allowing for a vibrancy of colour and the fact that it readily expands makes installation efficient even over large diameter transitions and around bends. It also means fewer sizes fit a greater number of applications. Once installed, PCN retracts resulting in a smooth, close fitting sleeve. Popular applications include in the manufacture of audio and other leads/cables, modding and lighting components as well as more standard industrial applications. Other grades of coloured PET braid are available on enquiry.

Technical Data

  • Operating Temperature: -50°C-+ 150°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours:
    • Red,
    • yellow,
    • white,
    • Blue,
    • Green,
    • Orange,
    • Violet,
    • Other colours available upon request
  • 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 240°C
Monofilament thickness 0.25mm
Flammability Self -extinguishing, V-2 FMVSS 302, UL94 on compound
Chemical resistance Unaffected by most chemicals D47 1924
Toxicity Halogen free
Opacity Low smoke density

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