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Printasleeve L/F PVC

Printashrink L/F PVC is an ultra-thin wall, low cost heatshrinkable lay-flat PVC. It offers excellent electrical insulation, an ultra low shrink temperature and resists most chemicals and oils. It is available in a wide range of colours and sizes up to 150mm and can be cut and printed as required.

This ultra-thin wall PVC is often used for commercial and industrial labelling, tamper-proofing and in the construction of bottle seals, battery packs and capacitors. It is incredibly versatile and easily shrinks to fit irregular shapes. It is available as tubing or welded film, and can be supplied with UL and BS approvals. We offer our full range of printing and cutting and perforation services on this adaptable sleeve making it perfect for branding and marking requirements. Lay-flat PVC tubing is available in standard widths from 7mm up to 300mm, the welded film can be supplied to fit virtually any application.

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Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: Traverse 45% +/-5, longitudinal 10%+/-5
  • Shrink Temperature" 100°C
  • Operating Temperature -40°C - +105°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Black, blue, red, yellow, white, green, violet, brown, clear, other colours available upon special request
  • Sizes: 7-14 → 250-300
  • Packing: Reels, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes, full range of text and logos
  • Approvals: UL 224 VW1 BS EN 60695-11-10, RoHS compliant
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Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature -40°C - +105°C
Shrink temperature 100°C
Shrink Ratio Traverse 45% +/-5, longitudinal 10%+/-5
Tensile Strength 450kg/cm² JIS 6723
Ultimate elongation 100% JIS 6723
Specific gravity 1.2 - 1.3 ASTM D 1505
Water absorption (and abstraction) within 0.5% JIS C 8430
Low temperature flexibility (4hrs @ -55°C) No cracking @ -15°C JIS K 6723
Cycle temperature (300hr @ -40°C) No cracking or splitting
Life test (300 times @ 105°) No cracking or splitting
Volume resistivity Pass ASTM D 2671
Dielectric Voltage 20kV/mm min JIS C 8430
Breakdown voltage at 0.07mm thickness, 6000V, @ 0.1mm thickness 8000V, @ 0.15mm thickness 10000V JIS C 8430
Fluid resistance imersion in 10% NaCl, 30% H2SO4, 40% HN03, 40% NaOH solutions, within +/- 0.5% KM M 3406
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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.