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Top Heat Shrink Tubing Brands - American Manufactured Vs. Foreign Made Tubing

There are numerous factors that go into determining the ideal heat shrink tubing products for each application. From color and sizing to material and on, the options can become overwhelming, but Electro Insulation Corp is the industry-leading heat shrink tubing expert and we are here to answer all your questions.


There are numerous factors that go into determining the ideal heat shrink tubing products for each application. From color and sizing to material and on, the options can become overwhelming, but Electro Insulation Corp is the industry-leading heat shrink tubing expert and we are here to answer all your questions.

Choosing the appropriate brand of heat shrink tubing can become a long extensive research process without a clear choice. Among the top tubing brands are Dunbar, TE/Tyco, LG, 3M and more- read more to learn about what sets these brands apart. Providing the highest quality heat shrink tubing on the market is TE/Tyco and Raychem. While their products are preferred – they do come at a higher cost than most foreign made tubing products. With consistent high-quality material, color, consistency, and sizing specifications – if you are looking for the best, consider TE/Tyco products.

If looking to purchase MIL-SPEC (MIL-STD) tubing – Electro Insulation carries military grade tubing manufactured domestically and out of Korea. Our tubing experts are on hand to answer any additional military-related questions for your tubing needs. Partnering with foreign and domestic MIL-SPEC (MIL-STD) tubing manufacturers, such as LG, allows Electro Insulation to supply tubing for any project or requirement.

Looking for a price-sensitive option for your tubing needs? Electro’s ES shrink tubing is a lower cost off-shore alternative that meets the same form, fit, function as domestic made products. Electro Insulation’s line of heat shrink tubing provides quality tubing that can compete with Raychem, 3M, and other leading insulation product manufacturers. Choosing the ideal heat shrink tubing introduces a lot of characteristics to consider, including:

  • Price points
  • Color / customization capabilities
  • Operating temperature
  • RoHS compliant
  • Shipping / turn around time
  • Chemical composition of the tubing

In addition to brand names impacting price points for heat shrink tubing purchases – varying materials have different pricing and quality standards depending on their application. Listed in order of their pricing structure from lowest cost to highest cost (generally speaking) - Fluoroelastomer, PVDF, Adhesive Lined, Polyolefin, and PVC.

Looking for additional information and guidance on selecting the ideal tubing manufacturer and brand for your next project? Get in touch with one of our tubing and insulation experts today! 


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