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Printashrink FEP

Printashrink FEP is a heatshrinkable tubing offering the ultimate resistance to temperature, voltage, chemicals, solvents and UV light. It is naturally non-flammable, non-stick and has a working temperature of 200°C and shrink temperature of just 110°C. Available in transparent in diameters up to 150mm ID and several wall thicknesses as standard. It can be cut as required.

This fluoroplastic tubing which remains flexible even at cryogenic temperatures has many advantages in addition to its resistance to high temperatures, voltage, chemicals, solvents and UV light. It has a very low co-efficient of friction and a non-stick surface, is naturally inflammable, non-toxic and inert to body tissue. Furthermore FEP heatshrink shrinks at 110°C and can weld to itself facilitating the covering or encapsulation of temperature sensitive components. FEP heatshrink is often used for cable jackets, sensor and probe covers, hose protection and electrical termination insulation. It can be manufactured to custom sizes and wall thicknesses as required.

Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 1:1.35
  • Shrink Temperature" 110°C
  • Operating Temperature -200°C - + 260°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Natural
  • Sizes: 1.5 → 150
  • Packing: 2.4m or 1.2m, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Approvals: RoHS compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -200°C - +260°C
Shrink temperature 110°C
Melt temperature 280°C
Shrink Ratio 1:1.35
Length change on shrinking 0 - +15%
Shelf Life Infinite
Max storage temperature 40°C
Physical
Water absorption 0.01% or less
Hardness D55
Co-efficient of friction 0.01
UV Resistance Completely unaffected
Radiation resistance 1 megarad
Thermal
Flammability Non-inflammable
Chemical
Chemical resistance Virtually total
Toxicity Completely non-toxic
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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.