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Printashrink HSK

Printasleeve HSK is an extremely tough, high temperature, thin wall polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) heatshrinkable sleeve. It has a 2:1 shrink ratio, continuous operating temperature of up to 175°C and excellent resistance to fuels, solvents and chemicals. Available in transparent or black up to 25.4mm ID as standard, it can be cut and printed as required.

This equivalent to Kynar® is a semi-rigid tube which has an operating temperature of 175°C and can withstand temperatures of over 300°C for short periods. It has superior cut-through and abrasion resistance and offers excellent resistance to most fuels, chemicals and solvents. It is favoured in high temperature applications for strain relief, chemical resistance as well as mechanical and abrasion protection. We offer a range of printing and cutting services on this tough, high temperature tube also making it perfect for identification, branding and marking requirements.

Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 2:1
  • Shrink Temperature" 170°
  • Operating Temperature -55°C - + 175°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Natural
  • Sizes: 1.2 → 25.4
  • Packing: Reels, 1.2 metre lengths, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes, full range of text and logos
  • Approvals: AMS-DTL-23053/8, DEF STAN 59-97, VG95343 Pt 5, UL VW1, RoHS Compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -55°C - + 175°C
Shrink temperature 170°C
Shrink Ratio 2:1
Physical
Tensile Strength 35MPa min IEC 60684-2 Cl19.1 & 19.2
Ultimate elongation 150% min IEC 60684-2 Cl19.1 & 19.2
Water absorption 0.5% max IEC 60684-2 Cl40
Thermal
Heat shock (4hrs) at 300°C, no dripping, cracking or flowing IEC 60684-2 Cl6
Heat ageing (168hrs) at 200°C, tensile 15MPa min, elongation 75% min
Electrical
Dielectric strength 32kV/mm min
Chemical
Copper corrosion No corrosion IEC 60684-2 Cl36
Fluid resistance Excellent, tensile 25MPa min, elongation 150% min IEC60684-2 Cl36, 19.1 & 19.2
Oxygen Index Tensile 35MPa min, elongation 150% min ISO 846 meth. B, IEC 60684-2 Cl19.1 & 19.2
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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.