This highly flexible heat shrink tubing is made from a Class VI polyolefin. It is extremely thin, soft, pliable and tough making it ideal for the demands of medical device design and manufacturing. This transparent tubing is known for its rapid recovery, low longitudinal shrinkage, high compressive strength and superior surface finish. It also acts as an effective moisture/vapor barrier. This tubing can be Gamma, E-Beam and EtO sterilized. Testing should be done before autoclaving or repeat use. Other characteristics include the following:
- Dielectric Strength: 1,000 volts / mil (minimum at 10 mils)
- Flexural Modulus: 135,000 psi
- Recovery Temperature: 220°F
Polyolefin heat shrink tubing is used for wire insulation, encapsulation, thermoplastic welding, probe coating, balloon bonding and reinforcement. If a particular application suiting your purposes is not described on this or any other related product pages, please contact a Component Supply representative who can answer your questions and guide you toward an appropriate product for the application that interests you.
Component Supply stocks Iridium™ Class VI polyolefin medical grade heat shrink tubing with 2:1 shrink ratio in 5-foot lengths. Available dimensions are indicated on the chart below. Minimum quantities may apply depending on current stock.