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SGS-X is a halogen-free expandable braided fibreglass sleeve impregnated with silicone varnish. It has an operating temperature of -70°C to +300°C and withstands short-term peaks up to 450°C. It is UL approved and available in several colours and sizes up to 50mm supplied diameter as standard.

SGS-X is flexible, fray resistant, and compatible with most impregnating varnish systems. Thanks to its thermal and electrical insulating properties and the mechanical protection offered, it is often used in heaters as well as harnesses and hydraulic/ fuel conduits which are subjected to high temperatures. The primary difference between this fibreglass sleeve and our standard silicone coated jacket is its ability to expand to over twice its supplied diameter. This allows for ease of assembly especially over sets of wire of differing diameters. It also ensures a snug fit on components which vary in size.

Technical Data

  • Operating Temperature -70°C-+300°C
  • Colours: White, Black, Yellow
  • Sizes: 4 → 50
  • Packing: Reels, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Approvals: IEC 60684-3, UL approval, RoHS Compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
Operating Temperature IEC 60684-3, UL approval, RoHS Compliant
Short-term peak temperature 450°C
Mechanical resistance Excellent abrasion resistance
Flammability Will not ignite IEC 60684 Pt2 Cl26 meth. B, UL 1441 VW-1
Low temperature flexibility (4hrs @ -55°C) at -70°C, no cracking after bending IEC 60684 Pt 2 Cl 14
Limited Oxygen Index 64.5% UNE EN ISO 4589
Electrical resistance Excellent resistance to solvents, compatible with most insulating varnishes
Toxicity ITC 4.08 NF X 70-100
Smoke Density VOF4=3.2, Dmax=3 NF X 10-102
Smoke Index IF 2.2 NF F 16-101
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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.