PTFE Thin Wall 2:1 Shrink Tubing
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, 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 sterilized chemically and is auto-clavable. The minimum shrink temperature for PTFE tubing is approximately 654°F to 670°F (346°C to 354°C).
Application Examples (Click to Read)
PTFE heat shrink thin wall tubing serves critical functions in several industries including the aerospace, automotive, electrical, fluid transfer, fiber optics and medical fields. Concerning the aerospace industry, 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. 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.
Stock and Customization (Click to Read)
Component Supply offers PTFE heat shrink thin wall tubing with a 2 to 1 shrink ratio in 4-foot lengths. This product can be ordered in spools and in various colors for production run quantities. However, our proprietary processes and equipment give us the expertise to produce customer-specific sizes, which precisely fit the items needing coverage and make them as effective as possible in their application. 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.
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