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How To Shrink Guide- ETFE Tex-Shrinkable Tubing
 
TexLoc ETFE heat shrinkable fluoroplastic tubing is a high quality tube that has been expanded mechanically to slide over a part and is then heated to shrink down to a tight fit that will not fall off. It can be manufactured in a variety of shrink ratios depending on the type of material. ETFE is similar to FEP except that it has a higher tensile strength. It is used for high abrasive applications and is much stiffer than FEP. 

 
 

ETFE  (Ethylene - Tetrafluoroethylene) -
Shrink Temperature: 347F / 175C* for 10 minutes

Installation
  1. Read all instructions first. 
  2. Large objects or solid rods must be pre-heated to get a uniform shrink on  the length of the large object being overheated.
  3. If you have a long cable or tube to shrink over, start at one end and rotate while applying heat.  This will give a uniform shrink with no air bubbles between the shrink tubing and the rod or cable.
  4. Heat uniformly around the shrink tubing until the tubing begins to shrink.
  5. Remove the heat source to prevent overheating. Allow the shrink tubing to cool slowly. Rapid quenching in water may freeze the material and prevent complete recovery.

CAUTION:  If the tubing cracks, you have probably over heated the material.

 
 
 
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