Teflon® heat shrink tubing is another name given to PTFE shrink tubing. Teflon® is the brand name given to polytetrafluoroethylene which is a synthetic material. Specifically, PFTE is a fluoropolymer made from tetrafluoroethylene. Teflon® has several properties that make it an ideal product to use in a variety of applications. The tubing does require heating it to the correct melting temperature in order to shrink the tubing firmly in the locations where it is being applied.
Teflon® Heat Shrink Tubing Has Many Useful Purposes for Various Industries
A variety of industries have useful purposes and applications for Teflon® heat shrink tubing. This type of tubing is used as an insulating material for electrical wiring and is often used as part of manufacturing process to create bundled wiring harnesses. PTFE tubing can be used to create a barrier against chemicals, corrosions, bases, acids, and moisture. You are also able to use this tubing for increasing the amount of resistance against shock and strains created by moving components within various products.