Heat-Shrink & Cold-Shrink Sleeves

Heat ShrinkHeat shrink tubing is a type of extruded plastic tube that reduces in size when heated to a pre-determined shrink ratio to fit a specific application. A sleeve should be selected in a size larger than required to cover both the wire and components it is to be used with, before being shrunk to fit. Once fitted, the sleeve provides long lasting durability.Materials and TypesHeat shrink is available in various different materials, colours, sizes and shrink ratios to suit the application required. Some are available with an adhesive lining that helps to bond the tubing with the cables and components. Polyolefin is the most common material as it is highly durable and can withstand high temperatures without a restricted shelf life. They are also manufactured from PVC, fluoropolymer, neoprene and elastomeric materials. The material is often cross linked to assist with the tubing shrinking back to its original dimensions.The pre-determined shrink ratio, for example, 2:1 or 3:1, is the measurement of how small the sleeve goes in comparison to its expanded size. When the number is higher in the shrink ratio the greater the shrinkage. It allows a precise, secure fit that does not come off easily. Applications Heat shrink tubing is versatile and easy to use therefore it can be applied in an assortment of applications, the most common uses being: Electrical insulation – covering joints and repairs Strain relief – relieving pressure from the cable Wire bundling – in harness building and cable organisation Environmental and mechanical protection – preventing damage from abrasion, moisture, dust and chemicals Identification – the wide range of colours the tubing is manufactured in allows it to be used for colour coding and component ID InstallationWhen selecting the right size tubing, you should consider the maximum and minimum diameter of what you are covering. Use this information to check against the recovered diameter (the diameter after shrinking) and expanded diameter (the pre-shrinkage diameter) of the sleeve. You can cut most tubing to a suitable length using standard scissors. The unshrunk tubing can be slid over the area or objects it is to cover. Then with a hand held heat gun or heat shrink oven, the sleeve is shrunk tightly. To prevent uneven shrinkage or overheating, check the recommended heating temperature beforehand.

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RS Stock No. 443-4968
BrandRS PRO
$71.32
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
19.1mm 9.5mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Polyolefin No Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 11B, CSA C22.2 No. 198.1, IEC 60684-3-212 A&B, MIL SAE-AMS-DTL 23053/5 Class 1, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 VW-1 E48762, VG 95343 Part 5 A&B
RS Stock No. 417-7306
BrandRS PRO
$96.44
1 Metre(s)
units
25.4mm 12.7mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Polyolefin Yes No - BS3G 198 Part 3 11B, CSA C22.2 No. 198.1, IEC 60684-3-212 A&B, MIL SAE-AMS-DTL 23053/5 Class 1, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 VW-1 E48762, VG 95343 Part 5 A&B
RS Stock No. 241-7551
BrandRS PRO
$64.92
Each
units
24mm 8mm Red Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - AMS-DTL-23053/4 Class 3, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 E75077 CSA C22.2 No.198.1
RS Stock No. 241-5375
BrandRS PRO
$38.91
Each
units
30mm 6mm Black Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 300mm PEX Yes - - ICEA, NEMA, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 398-307
BrandRS PRO
$8.288
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4.8mm 2.4mm Red Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - -
RS Stock No. 417-7227
BrandRS PRO
$38.67
1 Bag of 20 Metre(s)
Bag(s)
2.4mm 1.2mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Polyolefin Yes No - BS3G 198 Part 3 11B, CSA C22.2 No. 198.1, IEC 60684-3-212 A&B, MIL SAE-AMS-DTL 23053/5 Class 1, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 VW-1 E48762, VG 95343 Part 5 A&B
RS Stock No. 481-1810
BrandRS PRO
$31.00
Each
units
12.7mm 4mm Black Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - AMS-DTL-23053/4 Class 3, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 E75077 CSA C22.2 No.198.1
RS Stock No. 666-931
BrandRS PRO
$67.75
1 Box of 3 Metre(s)
Box(es)
25.4mm 12.7mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 3m Polyolefin Yes No - RoHS Compliant, UL
RS Stock No. 267-2332
BrandRS PRO
$4.67
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
6.4mm 3.2mm White Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 Type 15, DEF 59-97 Issue3 Type 8, E1042-A6-March 2002, IEC 60684-3-216 Type C, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 267-1991
BrandRS PRO
$10.28
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
6.4mm 3.2mm Yellow Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 Type 15, DEF 59-97 Issue3 Type 8, E1042-A6-March 2002, IEC 60684-3-216 Type C, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 398-149
BrandRS PRO
$26.492
Each
units
25.4mm 12.7mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - BS3G 198 Part 3 11B, CSA C22.2 No. 198.1, IEC 60684-3-212 A&B, MIL SAE-AMS-DTL 23053/5 Class 1, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 VW-1 E48762, VG 95343 Part 5 A&B
RS Stock No. 443-4889
BrandRS PRO
$15.48
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
1.6mm 0.8mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Polyolefin No Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 11B, CSA C22.2 No. 198.1, IEC 60684-3-212 A&B, MIL SAE-AMS-DTL 23053/5 Class 1, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 VW-1 E48762, VG 95343 Part 5 A&B
RS Stock No. 398-420
BrandRS PRO
$25.90
Each
units
6.4mm 3.2mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Fluoropolymer Yes No - SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/13
RS Stock No. 700-4490
BrandRS PRO
$25.59
1 Reel of 7 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6mm 2mm Blue Heat Shrink No 3:1 7m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 700-4504
BrandRS PRO
$25.27
1 Reel of 4 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
12mm 4mm Blue Heat Shrink No 3:1 4m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 666-919
BrandRS PRO
$100.70
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
Box(es)
12.7mm 6.4mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 10m Polyolefin Yes No - RoHS Compliant, UL
RS Stock No. 443-4952
BrandRS PRO
$27.46
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
12.7mm 6.4mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Polyolefin No Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 11B, CSA C22.2 No. 198.1, IEC 60684-3-212 A&B, MIL SAE-AMS-DTL 23053/5 Class 1, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 VW-1 E48762, VG 95343 Part 5 A&B
RS Stock No. 700-4453
BrandRS PRO
$24.74
1 Reel of 10 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3mm 1mm Clear Heat Shrink No 3:1 10m Polyolefin No No - UL
RS Stock No. 700-4494
BrandRS PRO
$25.61
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
9mm 3mm Blue Heat Shrink No 3:1 5m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 241-7523
BrandRS PRO
$19.34
Each
units
19mm 6mm White Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - AMS-DTL-23053/4 Class 3, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 E75077 CSA C22.2 No.198.1
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