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Printashrink PF-A1 6-1

Printashrink PF/A1 6-1 is a 6:1 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 119.4mm ID. It can be cut and printed as required.

This glue lined, 110°C, 6:1 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 a very wide variety of connector shapes and large differentials between pre and post shrinking. It is available in 1.2 metre lengths and with or without adhesive lining. We offer our full cutting and limited printing service on this specialist sleeve.

Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 6:1
  • Shrink Temperature" 120°
  • Operating Temperature -55°C - +110°C
  • Colours: Black
  • Sizes: 19/3.2 → 119.4/22.9
  • Packing: 1.2 metre lengths, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes subject to testing
  • Approvals: RoHS compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -55°C - +110°C (jacket)
Shrink temperature 120°C
Shrink Ratio 6:1
Physical
Tensile Strength 14.5MPa ASTM-D 412, ISO 37
Ultimate elongation 600% ASTM-D 412, ISO 37
Specific gravity 1.10g/cm³ ASTM-D 792
Longitudinal change +1% to -10% max ASTM-D 2671
Water absorption 0.10% ASTM-D 570
Hardness 50 D (shore D) ASTM-D 2240
Thermal
Heat shock (4hrs) at 225°C, No cracking or flowing ASTM-D 2671
Low temperature flexibility (4hrs @ -55°C) Does not break ASTM D 2671 Meth. C
Heat ageing (168hrs) at 150°C, 400% ASTM-D 2671
Electrical
Dielectric strength 20kV/mm ASTM-D 149/IEC 243
Volume resistivity 10¹⁶Ωcm ASTM-D 257
Dielectric Voltage 2500V, 69Hz, 1min, no breakdown UL 486D
Chemical
Chemical resistance Good - excellent
Copper corrosion No corrosion ASTM-D 2671
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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.