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Exploring Heat Shrinkable Teflon Tubing Options

January 3, 2017 by  
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When you look at heat shrink tubing, it seems just like any other type of polymer tubing. It’s flexible and seems simple to use.

However, what you don’t know (or maybe you do) is the amount of engineering and chemistry that goes in to creating heat shrink tubing. From the final application to the nature of exposure, every little detail plays a key role in determining important steps during the manufacturing process.

From the ability to display exceptional resistance against temperature rises to offering a wide variety of colors, heat shrinkable Teflon tubing is preferred for its highly useful characteristics.

The shrinkable tube is used to insulate wires while providing abrasion resistance protection against moisture. Almost all sorts of joints and cables across a wide range of electrical applications can be safeguarded using the right type of heat shrinkable Teflon tubing.

If you are planning to explore our collection of heat shrinkable Teflon tubing, here are a few options you should be aware of:

FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) Heat Shrink Tubing

If you are looking for heat shrink tubing that is relatively easier to shrink, you need FEP heat shrink tubing. FEP heat shrink tubing has a maximum temperature range of about 400 degree Fahrenheit and has exceptional heat resistance. The superior dielectric strength also makes it perfect across a wide range of industrial applications.

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) Heat Shrink Tubing

PTFE heat shrink tubing is used across applications that require exposure to a higher degree of heat. This makes it perfect for use in automotive applications where engine rooms are subjected to higher temperatures. Other highlighting properties of PTFE heat shrink tubing include the material’s ability to self-lubricate and resist exposure to water.

PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy Alkanes) Heat Shrink Tubing

Heat shrink PFA probe covers are some of the most popular products in our heat shrink tubing collection. The probe covers can be easily slipped over standard probes. What makes them special is that they are chemically inert and FDA compliant, which means they can be used across pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries.

Heat shrink probe covers can perform in temperature ranges of up to 500 degree Fahrenheit.

Whether used by individuals for DIY projects, or across heavy duty industrial applications, heat shrink tubing continues to reveal a never ending array of possible applications. As engineers, electricians and other professionals continue to discover and implement the uses of heat shrink tubing, the popularity of this specific product is growing.

At Tef-Cap, we supply a wide range of heat shrink tubing to a diverse array of clients across different industries. Whether you are looking for adhesive lined heat shrink tubing or heat shrink caps, get in touch with us to find out how we can help you secure the products you need!

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