Zeus® PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) 2:1 heat shrink thin wall tubing provides an effective technique for encapsulating and protecting wires, cables and other critical components exposed to volatile environments. Provided in an expanded state and in 4-foot long lengths, this material can be shrunk through heat application to create a tight, protective sleeve for material subjected to extremes of heat, corrosion, shock, moisture or other acute environmental conditions. PTFE possesses the lowest coefficient of friction making it ideal for applications needing lubricious material. It is chemically resistant to all common solvents, acids and bases, chemically inert and has a high dielectric strength over a broad temperature range. This tubing can be ETO sterilized and is auto-clavable. The minimum shrink temperature for PTFE tubing is approximately 654°F to 670°F (346°C to 354°C).
Markets & Applications ▼
PTFE heat shrink thin wall tubing serves critical functions in several industries including:
- Fluid transfer
Applications include encapsulation, insulation, and wire splicing. Polymers are increasingly used in aircraft design due not only to their exceptional characteristics for volatile environments, but also because the material is cost-efficient and lightweight. Heat shrink products are used in wire harness applications and also provide seamless coverings to composite forming mandrels. They are also used for fiber optic, hydraulic, wire coating and sealing solutions. These aerospace applications are just a few of many possible applications for heat shrink tubing. Please contact a Component Supply representative for more information about products relevant to your application.
Custom Fabrication & Contract Manufacturing ▼
In addition to standard 4-foot lengths, Component Supply can provide this heat shrink tubing in spools and/or in various colors for production run quantities. Our proprietary processes and equipment give us the expertise to produce custom lengths for both R&D; and production volumes. Our cuts are straight, maintain the integrity of the tubing dimensions and hold tight tolerances. Minimum quantities may apply depending on current stock. For more custom fabrication information, please contact a Component Supply representative who can inform you of the best options for your specific application.
Quality, Compliance, & Regulatory ▼
Please see below for applicable standards and available statements regarding regulatory requirements.
- RoHS Compliance Statement
- REACH Compliance Statement
- AMS 23053/12*
- USP Class VI biocompatible
RoHS and REACH compliance statements are available upon request at the time of order. *AWG 30, 28, 26 and light wall are not covered under AMS 23053/12.
Related Products & Technical Information ▼