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Heat-shrink tubing

POLYOLEFIN, PVC, PET, KYNAR® (PVDF), PTFE, FEP, ELASTOMER AND SILICONE

Heat-shrink tubing

Heat-shrink tubing

What is heat-shrink tubing?
Heat-shrink tubing is a flexible plastic tube that shrinks and tightens around an object when heated.

What types of heat-shrink tubing are available?
There is a variety of heat-shrink tubing made from different materials such as polyolefin, silicone, and fluoropolymer. They come in various sizes, colors, and shrink ratios.

How is heat-shrink tubing used?
To install heat-shrink tubing, it must first be slid over the object to be covered. Then, the tubing is heated using a heat gun, oven, or other heat source until it contracts to the desired size, fully enveloping the object.

BIT heat-shrink tubing made from materials like polyolefin, PVC, PET, Kynar® (PVDF), PTFE, FEP, elastomer, and silicone is produced to strict quality standards and has established itself in many fields. Depending on the application, we provide shrink tubing made from various plastics and with special properties, such as halogen-free, adhesive-coated, transparent, colored, high-temperature resistant, and more. Many of our shrink tubing products are UL 224 approved.

If you require different configurations, colors, dimensions, or custom-made solutions, please feel free to ask us. We are happy to advise you! With our knowledgeable and dedicated team, we are here to assist you in finding the optimal product solution for your application.

 

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Description Material Properties Shrinkage ratio Glue Min. Temperature Max. Temperature Ø inside from (mm) Ø inside to (mm) Download
BER 100
BER 100
black
Elastomer medium wall thickness, practically non-flammable, self-extinguishing 2:1 no -55 °C +150 °C 3,20 97,00 PDF
BHW CS
Kaltschrumpfschlauch BHW CS
black
gray
VMQ cold-shrink tube 2:1 no -60 °C 90 °C 20,00 104,00 PDF
BP 105
Schrumpfschlauch dünnwandig
black
clear / transparent
Polyolefin flexible, halogen-free, thin-wall 2:1 no -55 °C 105 °C 1,20 101,60 PDF
BP 125
Schrumpfschlauch BP 125
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
gray
brown
orange
Polyolefin flame-retardant, flexible, halogen-free, practically non-flammable, thin-wall, UL-certified 2:1 no -55 °C 125 °C 1,20 150,00 PDF
BP 125 HV
1000V heatshrink orange
orange
Polyolefin 1.000V, flame-retardant, flexible 2:1 no -55 °C 125 °C 15,0 45,0 PDF
BP 135
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
clear / transparent
gray
brown
orange
Polyolefin flame-retardant, practically non-flammable, thin-wall, UL-certified 2:1 no -55 °C 135 °C 1,20 150,00 PDF
BP 135 GE/GR
Schrumpfschlauch BP 135 GEGR
yellow & green
Polyolefin flame-retardant, flexible, thin-wall, UL-certified 2:1 no -55 °C 135 °C 1,20 101,60 PDF
BP 135 VW-1
Schrumpfschlauch BP 135 VW-1
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
Polyolefin flexible, practically non-flammable, thin-wall, UL-certified 2:1 no -55 °C 135 °C 1,20 150,00 PDF
BP 150
halogen free shrink tubing
black
Polyolefin flame-retardant, high temperature resistance, practically non-flammable, thin-wall 2:1 no -55 °C +150 °C 1,20 101,60 PDF
BP 300
Schrumpfschlauch BP 300
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
clear / transparent
gray
brown
orange
yellow & green
Polyolefin flame-retardant, high shrink ratio, thin-wall, UL-certified 3:1 no -55 °C 135 °C 1.50 50.00 PDF
BP 400
black
Polyolefin flame-retardant, high shrink ratio, thin-wall, UL-certified 4:1 no -55 °C 125 °C 8,00 24,00 PDF
BP HSF 125
Schrumpfschlauch BP HSF 125
black
Polyester- and Polyolefin fibers flame-retardant, halogen-free, mesh weave 2:1 no -40 °C 125 °C 6,00 80,00 PDF
BP VIT
Schrumpfschlauch BP VIT
black
FKM flame-retardant, flexible, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance 2:1 no -55 °C +200 °C 3,20 50,80 PDF
BPATT
Schrumpfschlauch BPATT
red
Polyolefin creepage-resistant, medium wall thickness 2:1 no -40 °C 105 °C 30,00 160,00 PDF
BPBK
black
clear / transparent
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, flame-retardant, practically non-flammable, UL-certified 4:1 yes -40 °C 125 °C 5,70 17,80 PDF
BPBT
red
Polyolefin creepage-resistant, halogen-free, heavy-wall/thick-wall 2.5:1 no -40 °C 105 °C 20,00 230,00 PDF
BPDW 100
Schrumpfschlauch BPDW 100
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
clear / transparent
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, flame-retardant, high shrink ratio, practically non-flammable, UL-certified 3:1 yes -55 °C 125 °C 3,00 39,00 PDF
BPDW 102
black
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, flame-retardant, practically non-flammable, thin-wall, UL-certified 2:1 yes -55 °C 125 °C 1,60 25,40 PDF
BPDW 104
Schrumpfschlauch BPDW 104
black
clear / transparent
others upon request
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, flame-retardant, high shrink ratio, practically non-flammable, UL-certified 4:1 yes -55 °C 125 °C 4,00 52,00 PDF
BPDW HT
black
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, high temperature resistance, UL-certified, very high shrink ratio 4:1 yes -40 °C 150 °C 8,00 18,00 PDF
BPH 125
Schrumpfschlauch farbig
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
others upon request
Polyolefin flame-retardant, flexible, thin-wall 2:1 no -55 °C +125 °C 1,20 150,0 PDF
BPHW A
BPHW A
black
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, heavy-wall/thick-wall, high shrink ratio 6:1 yes -55 °C 110 °C 19,00 235,00 PDF
BPIMS 300
bedruckbar Schrumpfschlauch
black
white
yellow
Polyolefin flame-retardant, halogen-free, lay flat, marking heat-shrink tube, practically non-flammable, printable, thin-wall, UL-certified 3:1 no -55 °C 135 °C 2,40 50,80 PDF
BPMW
Schrumpfschlauch BPMW
black
Polyolefin high shrink ratio, medium wall thickness, UV-resistant 3:1 no -55 °C 110 °C 9,00 350,00 PDF
BPMW A
Schrumpfschlauch BPMW A
black
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, high shrink ratio, medium wall thickness, UV-resistant 3:1 yes -55 °C 110 °C 9,00 350,00 PDF
BPMW M
black
Polyolefin high electrical insulation, high mechan. Protection, medium wall thickness 3:1 no -35 °C 110 °C 30.0 350,0 PDF
BPPET
Schrumpfschlauch BPPET
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
clear / transparent
brown
purple
Polyester halogen-free, thin-wall 2:1 no -40 °C 125 °C 2,00 95,00 PDF
BPSCON
Schrumpfschlauch BPSCON
black
Polyolefin heavy-wall/thick-wall, semiconductive 2.5:1 no -45 °C +105 °C 35,00 140,00 PDF
BPTM
orange
Polyolefin halogen-free, medium wall thickness 2.5:1 no -40 °C 105 °C 15 265 PDF
BPTW
Schrumpfschlauch BPTW
black
Polyolefin heavy-wall/thick-wall, high shrink ratio, UV-resistant 3:1 no -55 °C 110 °C 9,00 350,00 PDF
BPTW A
Schrumpfschlauch mittelwandig
black
Polyolefin adhesive-lined, heavy-wall/thick-wall, high shrink ratio, UV-resistant 3:1 yes -55 °C 110 °C 9,00 350,00 PDF
BPUTW
Schrumpfschlauch BPUTW
black
clear / transparent
Polyolefin flame-retardant, flexible, thin-wall, UL-certified, ultra-thin walled 2:1 no -55 °C 125 °C 0,70 61,00 PDF
BPVDF 175 KYNAR®
black
clear / transparent
PVDF (KYNAR®) practically non-flammable, self-extinguishing, thin-wall, UL-certified, UV-resistant 2:1 no -55 °C +175 °C 1,20 38,10 PDF
BPVDF 190 KYNAR®
clear / transparent
PVDF (KYNAR®) thin-wall 2:1 no -55 °C +190 °C 1,20 12,70 PDF
BWAS
repair sleeve BWAS
black
Polyolefin heat-shrink repair sleeve 3:1 yes -40 °C +65 °C 34,00 200,00 PDF
FEP 200 UL
FEP heatshrink UL
clear / transparent
FEP corrosion-resistant, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, UL-certified 1.3:1 no -55 °C +200 °C 1,95 14,30 PDF
FEP HS
Schrumpfschlauch BWAS
clear / transparent
others upon request
FEP anti-adhesive, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance 1.3:1 no -67 °C +205 °C 0,78 25,40 PDF
FEP RollCover
FEP Walzenschrumpfschlauch
clear / transparent
FEP anti-adhesive, UV-resistant - no +205 °C PDF
HPS
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
clear / transparent
others upon request
Hard PVC flame-retardant, thin-wall 2:1 no -20 °C +85 °C 2,50 220,00 PDF
PEEK Heatshrink tubing
natual-colored
others upon request
PEEK abrasion resistant, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance - no -65 °C +260 °C 0,965 9,957 PDF
PTFE 200 AWG
Schrumpfschlauch HPS
clear / transparent
others upon request
PTFE anti-adhesive, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, non-flammable, thin-wall 2:1 no -67 °C 260 °C 0,60 11,95 PDF
PTFE 400
PTFE heatshrink 100
clear / transparent
others upon request
PTFE anti-adhesive, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, non-flammable, thin-wall, very high shrink ratio 4:1 no -67 °C +260 °C 1,98 101,60 PDF
PTFE/FEP
clear / transparent
PTFE/FEP anti-adhesive, dual heat-shrink tubing, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, non-flammable 2:1 no -67 °C +205 °C 0,91 25,40 PDF
PTFE/FEP-LW
Schrumpfschlauch PTFE 400
natual-colored
PTFE/FEP anti-adhesive, dual heat-shrink tubing, high chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, non-flammable, thin-wall 2:1 yes -67 °C 205 °C 1,65 25,40 PDF
SK 250
black
gray
others upon request
VMQ flexible, high temperature resistance 1.5:1 no -50 °C +200 °C 1,00 41,00 PDF
WPS 105
Schrumpfschlauch WPS 105
black
red
white
blue
yellow
green
clear / transparent
Soft PVC flame-retardant, flexible, thin-wall 2:1 no -30 °C + 105 + 70 (clear) °C 2,40 101,60 PDF

Heat-Shrink Tubing: An Effective Solution for Many Applications

Heat-Shrink tubing is more than just a simple tube. It is an innovative tool used in a variety of applications, from electrical installations to complex cable harnesses.

Shrink tubing is made of thermoplastic material that contracts when heated. This makes heat-shrink tubing ideal for numerous applications, especially for protecting electrical connections, bundling cables, and insulating wires.

Frequently Asked Questions about Shrink Tubing

What is shrink tubing used for?
Heat-shrink tubing is often used to insulate, protect, and reinforce electrical cables and wires. It can also be used to coat objects like tools and handles to provide added grip and insulation.

What does shrink ratio mean for shrink tubing?
The shrink ratio (also known as shrink factor) for heat-shrink tubing refers to the ratio between the initial diameter of the shrink tubing and the diameter it reaches after being heated and contracted. This ratio is expressed as a number, such as 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, or 6:1.

The shrink ratio is an important factor when choosing the right heat-shrink tubing for a specific application. It must match the diameter of the material to be insulated or connected and the specific requirements for shrinkage. Depending on the application, a higher shrink ratio may be required to ensure better sealing or insulation.

What are the advantages of heat-shrink tubing?
Shrink tubing provides excellent insulation, protection, and support for cables and other objects. It is also easy to apply and can be used in various environments, including wet or corrosive conditions.

Can heat-shrink tubing be removed after installation?
Removing shrink tubing after installation can be difficult because it shrinks tightly around the object. However, there are tools like cutting tools to cut and remove the tubing.

How do you choose the right size and shrink ratio for heat-shrink tubing?
The size of the heat-shrink tubing should be chosen to fit the object it will cover when fully shrunk. The shrink ratio should be chosen to be sufficient to fit the tubing around the object but not so large that it shrinks excessively.

Can heat-shrink tubing be reused?
Shrink tubing cannot be reused after its initial application.

Are there special heat-shrink tubing for use in high-temperature environments?
Yes, there are heat-shrink tubing products specifically designed for use in high-temperature environments, such as in the aviation industry or high-performance engines. These tubing materials have higher melting points, such as PTFE, and can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C.

Can heat-shrink tubing be printed?
Yes, there are shrink tubing products designed for labeling purposes. At BIT, it is possible to have shrink tubing customized printed according to your requirements and needs. Whether it’s a company logo, brand name, barcode, or consecutive serial number, almost anything is possible.

How should heat-shrink tubing be stored?
Shrink tubing should be stored in a cool, dry place to prevent deformation or deterioration. It is also important to protect it from direct sunlight, moisture, and dirt.

How do you remove heat-shrink tubing?
To remove shrink tubing, it can be carefully cut with a sharp knife. However, care should be taken not to damage the object that the tubing encases.

What are the benefits of using heat-shrink tubing?
Shrink tubing offers an effective way to insulate electrical connections, prevent corrosion, and protect electronic components. It is easy to install and provides excellent resistance to moisture, chemicals, and other environmental factors.

Can heat-shrink tubing be used outdoors?
Yes, there are shrink tubing products specifically designed for outdoor use, offering additional resistance to UV radiation and other environmental factors.

Can heat-shrink tubing be cut to the desired length?
Yes, shrink tubing can be cut to the desired length before installation. BIT offers tubing assembly with tight length tolerances, high cutting accuracy, and flexible implementation with very short lead times.

How can premature shrinking of heat-shrink tubing be prevented?
To prevent premature shrinking of shrink tubing, it should be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from direct sunlight and high temperatures.

Can heat-shrink tubing be purchased in different colors?
Yes, shrink tubing is available in a variety of colors to meet different requirements and needs. The color can also help with the identification of cables or other components.

What applications are heat-shrink tubing suitable for?
Heat-Shrink tubing is highly versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications. Some of the most common applications include:

Electrical Engineering/Power Technology: Shrink tubing is often used in electrical engineering to insulate and protect cables and wires. It can also be used to protect electronic components such as circuit boards and connectors.

Mechanics: In mechanics, shrink tubing is frequently used to protect and insulate pipes and hoses. It can also be used to label and identify tools and other equipment.

Automotive: In the automotive industry, shrink tubing is used for insulating and protecting cables and wires. It can also be used to repair damage to cables or hoses.

Medical Technology: Shrink tubing can also be used in the medical field, such as in the production of catheter or endoscope tubing.

In general, shrink tubing can be used in any area where the protection, insulation, or labeling of cables, hoses, or devices is required.

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