Differences in Wall Sizes of PTFE Shrink Tubing Refer to Recovered Sizes

The inner diameter of both standard and thin wall PTFE shrink tubing will be the same, in its pre-shrunken state. The difference between the wall sizes is the recovered wall thickness left over after the tubing has been shrunk. Standard wall tubing will have a thicker recovered wall thickness, while thin wall will be less.

The Properties of PTFE Shrink Tubing Allow It to Be Used in Several Industries

You will find PTFE shrink tubing used in a variety of industries for various applications. These industries include healthcare, automotive, power and electrical, and chemical operations. The properties of this type of tubing provide different benefits, depending on how it is being used. For example, the tubing is resistant to corrosion, which makes it ideal to use over metal components to protect them. The rate of friction against the tubing is also low, which makes its suited for certain types of devices, such as medical catheters.