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PTFE Heat Shrink Tubing: Wall Thickness After Recovery

  Recently a customer wanted to use some PTFE shrink tubing to cover the shoulder of a bolt as a slip surface and had questions about the wall thickness of shrink tubing. In this customer’s application they were starting with … Continue reading

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PTFE Heat Shrink Tubing Provides Protection to Electrical Components, Wires and Cables

There are several different benefits gained by sealing wires and cables within PTFE heat shrink tubing. First, this type of tubing provides excellent electrical insulating properties. Next, the tubing creates a solid sealed barrier to prevent moisture, liquids or other … Continue reading

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The Amount PTFE Shrink Tubing Shrinks Depends On whether There Are Any Restrictions

The amount of shrinkage obtained when working with PTFE shrink tubing depends upon several factors. The biggest one is the diameter of the object where the tubing is being applied. You need to determine the diameter of the object and … Continue reading

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Verify PTFE Shrink Tubing Will Work Correctly by Testing

PTFE shrink tubing can be applied to a variety of metal materials in order to create a protective barrier. Because of the high temperatures required to shrink PTFE, it is worth your time to verify it properly works as desired, … Continue reading

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Different Wall Sizes Are Offered on 2:1 PTFE Shrink Tubing

PTFE shrink tubing with a 2 to 1 ratio is available is different wall sizes. You can choose from standard wall, thin wall and light wall, depending upon your needs and requirements. For example, with AGW size 20, the minimum … Continue reading

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Protect Cables and Wires from Chemical Corrosion by Using PTFE Heat Shrink Tubing

You can help protect wires and cables from corrosion by applying PTFE heat shrink tubing to the outside. PTFE is chemically inert which means that it does not react or change properties when exposed to certain types of chemicals. Because … Continue reading

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Create Solid Encapsulation by Using PTFE Shrink Tubing with an Inner Layer of FEP Shrink Tubing

For certain applications you might need to use PTFE shrink tubing has an inner layer of FEP shrink tubing. The reason for using this type of dual layered heat shrink tubing is for situation where you require an almost solid … Continue reading

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Determine the Correct Size of PTFE Heat Shrink Tubing by Performing Tests

Deciding which size of PTFE heat shrink tubing will be suited for your applications may require some prior testing. By testing different sizes you are able to determine the ones that work best. You can often request small samples of … Continue reading

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You Can Order PTFE Shrink Tubing Already Cut to Custom Lengths

Any time you use a large amount of PTFE shrink tubing in the same lengths, you should consider ordering it already cut to size. By taking advantage of this optional service you can eliminate having to cut your tubing before … Continue reading

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Use PTFE Shrink Tubing for a Variety of Applications

You can use PTFE shrink tubing for a variety of applications and purposes. This type of tubing helps with such situations like bundling cables and wires, electrical insulation, wire and cable splicing, protection against corrosion, moisture and abrasion, as well … Continue reading

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