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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:
    • General
    • Commercial
    • Electrical
    • Electronics
    • Industrial
    • Mechanical
    • Automotive
    • Military-defence
    • Aerospace
Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature -55°C - + 175°C
Shrink temperature 170°C
Shrink Ratio 2:1
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
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
Dielectric strength 32kV/mm min
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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