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. 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. 241-7416
BrandRS PRO
$23.34
Each
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9.5mm 3mm Yellow 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. 562-662
BrandRS PRO
$44.57
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
19.1mm 6mm Black Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes Yes - ASTM, BS 6853, BSS 7239, LUL E 1042. A6, RoHS Compliant, SAE-AMS-DTL-23053
RS Stock No. 399-956
BrandRS PRO
$11.114
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
12.7mm 6.4mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m 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. 666-919
BrandRS PRO
$10.162
Each
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12.7mm 6.4mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 10m Polyolefin Yes No - RoHS Compliant, UL
RS Stock No. 398-032
BrandRS PRO
$13.442
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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25.4mm 12.7mm Green/Yellow 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. 398-155
BrandRS PRO
$16.078
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
19.1mm 9.5mm 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. 700-4507
BrandRS PRO
$25.53
1 Reel of 3 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
18mm 6mm Blue Heat Shrink No 3:1 3m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 700-4450
BrandRS PRO
$27.00
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
9mm 3mm Clear Heat Shrink No 3:1 5m Polyolefin No No - UL
RS Stock No. 241-7488
BrandRS PRO
$6.89
Each
units
12.7mm 4mm 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
RS Stock No. 700-4541
BrandRS PRO
$25.16
1 Reel of 3 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
18mm 6mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 3m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 398-408
BrandRS PRO
$23.04
Each
units
12.7mm 6.4mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Fluoropolymer Yes No - SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/13
RS Stock No. 399-940
BrandRS PRO
$9.236
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
9.5mm 4.8mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m 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. 398-054
BrandRS PRO
$12.608
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
12.7mm 6.4mm Green/Yellow 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. 700-4630
BrandRS PRO
$2.757
Each
units
3.2mm 1.6mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 10m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 281-2855
BrandRS PRO
$178.51
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
18mm 6mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 Type 15, E1042-A6-March 2002, IEC 60684-3-216 Type D, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 267-2023
BrandRS PRO
$34.47
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
19.1mm 9.5mm 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. 700-4664
BrandRS PRO
$26.86
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
19mm 9.5mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 5m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 267-2275
BrandRS PRO
$52.16
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
38.1mm 19.1mm Red 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. 392-315
BrandRS PRO
$22.978
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
38.1mm 19.1mm White 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
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