Top 5 uses for Heat Shrink Tubing

Heat shrink tubing is a versatile material that is used in a variety of applications. Here are five of the most common uses for heat shrink tubing:

  1. Electrical and electrical component insulation: Heat shrink tubing is often used to insulate electrical connections and components. The tubing is able…

What are some novel uses for heat shrink tubing?

Heat shrink tubing has a wide range of applications beyond its traditional uses in electrical and wiring applications. Below are some novel uses for heat shrink tubing:

  1. Fishing tackle: Heat shrink tubing can be used to create custom grips for fishing rods and other tackle. It can also be used to create custom covers for hooks,…

What is cold shrink tubing?

Cold shrink tubing is a type of tubing that is designed to provide a flexible and reliable seal over cables, connectors, and other components without the need for heat or tools. It is made of a specially formulated silicone rubber material that is pre-stretched onto a removable plastic or fiberglass

What is heat shrink outgassing?

 Heat shrink outgassing is a phenomenon that occurs when heat is applied to certain types of heat shrink tubing. It is the release of gas or vapor from the tubing as a result of heating, and it canur in different forms depending on the type of material and the heating conditions. 

Outgassing can be a problem in applications where the released gases can cause damage to sensitive electronic…

Top 5 things to consider when specifying heat shrink tubing

When specifying heat shrink tubing for a particular application, there are several important factors to consider. Here are the top five things to keep in mind:

  1. Shrink ratio: The shrink ratio is the amount that the tubing will shrink when heat is applied. This is an important consideration because the tubing must be able to fit…

What type of heat shrink tubing performs the best in an outdoor environment?

When it comes to selecting heat shrink tubing for outdoor applications, it is important to consider the environmental factors that the tubing will be exposed to. In general, heat shrink tubing made from polyolefin is a good choice for outdoor environments because it has excellent resistance to moisture, chemicals, and UV…

Advantages and characteristics of adhesive lined heat shrink tubing

Adhesive lined heat shrink tubing is a type of heat shrink tubing that has a layer of adhesive on the inside of the tubing. This type of tubing offers several advantages over traditional heat shrink tubing:

How to select the correct shrink ratio for your application using heat shrink tubing?

Selecting the correct shrink ratio for your application is an important factor when choosing the right heat shrink tubing. Here are some steps to help you determine the appropriate shrink ratio:

Things to Consider When Selecting Heat Shrink Tubing

Selecting the correct heat shrink tubing begins with a basic assessment of the application and its design requirements. More detail pertaining to the products selection can be found in our blog post titled “Important tubing properties”.

Important Tubing Properties to Consider for Heat Shrink Tubing

Important tubing characteristics to consider when planning a design that incorporates the use of heat shrink tubing.

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