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Printashrink PF-A1 4-1

Printashrink PF/A1 4-1 is a 4:1 shrink ratio, dual wall heatshrink polyolefin with an integral thermoplastic adhesive liner. It provides encapsulation of inner components, environmental sealing and moisture-resistant insulation, and is available in black and clear as standard in sizes up to 52mm ID. It can be cut and printed as required.

This glue lined, 110°C, 4:1 general purpose tube consists of a flame retarded heatshrink polyolefin tube with a thermally activated inner adhesive liner. The inner liner melts and flows to encapsulate connectors and components providing a moisture-resistant, environmentally protective, permanent seal which is able to accommodate greater differentials between pre and post shrinking. It is available in 1.2 metre lengths or on reels, and can be supplied with UL approval. We offer a range of printing and cutting services on this high strength, resilient tube also making it perfect for identification, branding and marking requirements.

Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 4:1
  • Shrink Temperature" 95°C
  • Operating Temperature -55°C - +110°C
  • Flame Retardant: Pass (jacket only not clear)
  • Colours: Black, Clear, Other colours available upon request
  • Sizes: 4/1 → 52/13
  • Packing: Bulk reels, small reels, 1.2 metre lengths, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes, full range of text and logos in all colours
  • Approvals: RoHS compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -55°C - +110°C
Shrink temperature 95°C
Shrink Ratio 3:1
Physical
Tensile Strength 15MPa IEC 60684-2
Ultimate elongation 400% IEC 60684-2
Specific gravity 1.25g/cm³ (blk) 1.00g/cm³ (clr) ASTM D 792 A-l
Longitudinal change -15% max (blk), -18% max (clr) ASTM D 2671
Water absorption 0.15% (blk), 0.17% clr VDE 0472
Thermal
Flammability Pass (jacket) ASTM D 876 (blk), FMVss 302 (clr)
Heat shock (4hrs) at 200°C, elongation 360% (blk), 380% (clr) tensile 15MPa (blk), 16MPa (clr) IEC 811-1-1-2
Low temperature flexibility (4hrs @ -55°C) Does not break ASTM D 2671 Meth. C
Heat ageing (168hrs) at 150°C, elongation 320% (blk) 360% (clr), tensile 14MPa (blk) 15MPa (clr) IEC 811-1-2
Electrical
Dielectric strength 22kV/mm (blk), 23kV/mm (clr) VDE 0303 Part 2
Volume resistivity 10¹⁴Ωcm VDE 0303 Part 3
Chemical
Chemical resistance Good
Copper corrosion Non-corrosive ASTM D 2671 meth A
Copper stability Non-corrosive ASTM D 2671 meth B
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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.