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Printashrink PTFE/FEP

Printashrink PTFE/FEP is dual wall heat shrink tube capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures. It consist of an outer PTFE layer with an integral FEP inner allowing encapsulation of components in pure fluoroplastic. It is transparent and available in sizes up to 11mm ID as standard. It can be cut as required.

This high temperature dual wall tubing consists of an outer PTFE sleeve which when heated to its shrink temperature of 330°C melts the inner FEP layer resulting in complete encapsulation of components in fluoroplastic which offers the very best protection against mechanical, chemical and temperature even in immersed conditions. As with all fluoroplastics, the end result offers a working temperature of -200°C – +260°C, excellent electrical resistance, as well as to UV, virtually all fuels, chemicals and solvents. It is also non-toxic, naturally non-flammable and has a very low co-efficient to friction and non-stick surface.

Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: Various
  • Shrink Temperature" 110°C
  • Operating Temperature -200°C - + 260°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Natural
  • Sizes: 0.9 → 11
  • Packing: Reels, cut to length
  • Approvals: RoHS compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -200°C - +260°C
Shrink temperature 330°C
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 Very low
UV Resistance Completely unaffected
Radiation resistance 1 megarad
Thermal
Flammability Non-inflammable
Electrical
Dielectric strength Very low dielectric loss at high frequencies
Electrical resistance Extremely high
Chemical
Chemical resistance Virtually total
Oxygen Index 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.