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Printasleeve H/S PVC

Printashrink H/S PVC is a flexible, low cost, heatshrinkable PVC which is self-extinguishing and 30% stronger than standard heatshrink polyolefin. It retains some flexibility after shrinking and resists most chemicals and oils. It can be cut and printed as required.

This soft and flexible low cost heatshrink PVC is used for electrical insulation, protection against abrasion and noise reduction in the manufacture and repair of many different applications including busbars, rope/ cable ferrules, tool handles, conveyor rollers and sports equipment. It is available in diameters from 1.6mm up to 102 mm ID, with 600V rated UL approval. We offer a range of printing and cutting services on material.

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Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 2:1
  • Shrink Temperature" 100°C
  • Operating Temperature -30°C - +105°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes (except clear)
  • Colours: Black, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Green, Clear
  • Sizes: 2.4 → 102
  • Packing: Reels, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes, full range of text and logos
  • Approvals: RoHS compliant
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Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature -30°C - +105°C
Shrink temperature 100°C
Shrink Ratio 2:1
Tensile Strength 23MPa ISO 37
Ultimate elongation 300% ISO 37
Specific gravity 1.38g/cm³ ISO 1183
Longitudinal change +5% - -20% ASTM D2671
Water absorption 0.5% ASTM D 570
Flammability <100mm/min ASTM D 2671
Heat shock (4hrs) at 180°C, no dripping or flowing ASTM D 2671
Low temperature flexibility (4hrs @ -55°C) 1hr at -10°C, no cracking ASTM D 2671
Heat ageing (168hrs) at 136°C, 250% ISO 37
Dielectric strength 20kV/mm min ICE 243
Fluid resistance Gasoline, hydraulic fluid, lubricating oil, good ISO 37, MIL-1-23053
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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.