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.