Choosing heatshrinkable tubing

Choosing heatshrinkable tubing

Choosing heatshrinkable tubing and
information regarding its application

  • The internal diameter of the tubing should be chosen so that, after shrinking, it is approximately 20% less than that of the object being covered.
  • Cut the heatshrinkable tubing so that the edge is smooth and clean.
  • Cover the object that has to be protected.
  • Shrink the tubing around the object starting from one end of the object, using a hot air instrument, for example, a hot air gun or a heat tunnel.
  • The correct shrinking temperature is essential for reduced shrinking time. The corresponding temperature can be found in the relative tubing data sheet.
  • When using tubing with internal adhesive, the adhesive layer may seepe out of the extremity of the tubing.
  • To prevent over-heating, make sure the heat is distributed evenly. Overheating the
    material during the shrinking process causes bubbling, discolouring or tearing.
  • For correct storage of heatshrinkable tubing make sure that it is stored in a cool, dry,
    clean place and that it is far from sources of direct heat.
  • Our specialists are available for any assistance you may need in choosing the most suitable type of tubing for you requirements.