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What dimensions do I need when ordering heat shrink tubing?
Is there a material that is clear that operates up to 500°F?
When is ETFE used?
Which fluoroplastic material is the clearest?
Which chemicals affect fluoroplastic tubing?
What lengths is the tubing supplied in?
1. What dimensions do I need when ordering heat shrink tubing?
|You need the expanded dimension of the heat shrink and the recovered dimension. The expanded dimension is what the tubing
measures when it is in its expanded state, the recovered dimension is what the tubing measures when
it is heated and recovered on the rod.|
If you do not know these dimensions, we will need to know what the outside diameter is of the object you are putting the heat shrink over. You also need to know whether you want the heat shrink supplied in coils or straight lengths. Back to Top
| 2. Is there a material that is clear that operates up to 500°F?|
|Yes, PFA Back to Top|
| 3. When is ETFE used?|
|When added strength is needed. Back to Top|
| 4. Which
fluoroplastic material is the clearest?
|FEP Back to Top|
| 5. Which chemicals affect fluoroplastic tubing?|
|Within normal use
temperatures, fluoroplastics are attacked by so few
chemicals that it is easier to describe the
exceptions rather than list the chemicals that are compatible. Fluoroplastics should not be used with
| 6. What lengths is the tubing supplied in?|
|Smooth bore tubing is supplied in random lengths. Usually the minimum length is 25 feet. Random means that the coil size could vary anywhere from 25 feet to 250 feet or the longest possible length available. Specific lengths are available at an additional charge.|