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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Description Price Sleeve Diameter Shrunk Diameter Colour Sleeve Type Adhesive Lined Shrink Ratio Sleeve Length Material Flame Retardant Halogen Free Series Standards Met
RS Stock No. 700-4731
BrandRS PRO
$2.068
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3.2mm 1.6mm Blue Heat Shrink No 2:1 10m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 267-2124
BrandRS PRO
$20.59
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
12.7mm 6.4mm Blue 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. 267-2045
BrandRS PRO
$44.32
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
25.4mm 12.7mm 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. 700-4608
BrandRS PRO
$25.27
1 Reel of 4 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
12mm 4mm Green/Yellow Heat Shrink No 3:1 4m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 562-674
BrandRS PRO
$31.02
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
24mm 8mm 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. 241-7618
BrandRS PRO
$50.59
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40mm 13mm 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. 458-0667
BrandRS PRO
$18.45
1 Bag of 4
Bag(s)
3.2mm 1.6mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Fluoropolymer Yes No - SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/13
RS Stock No. 281-2883
BrandRS PRO
$329.50
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
40mm 13mm 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. 483-4166
BrandRS PRO
$5.274
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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9.5mm 4.8mm Grey 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. 700-4753
BrandRS PRO
$31.37
1 Reel of 3 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
25.4mm 12.7mm Blue Heat Shrink No 2:1 3m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
New
RS Stock No. 188-9456
BrandRS PRO
$5.731
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- - Black Heat Shrink - 3:1 - Polyolefin - - - UL224 File No. E255532
RS Stock No. 700-4734
BrandRS PRO
$1.108
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1.6mm 0.8mm Blue Heat Shrink No 2:1 10m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 267-2130
BrandRS PRO
$34.47
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
19.1mm 9.5mm Blue 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. 397-871
BrandRS PRO
$2.844
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1.6mm 0.8mm Blue Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - -
RS Stock No. 700-4668
BrandRS PRO
$31.37
1 Reel of 3 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
25.4mm 12.7mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 3m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 700-4677
BrandRS PRO
$1.696
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1.6mm 0.8mm Red Heat Shrink No 2:1 10m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 241-7422
BrandRS PRO
$29.47
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9.5mm 3mm Blue 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. 397-988
BrandRS PRO
$4.594
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1.6mm 0.8mm Red Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - -
RS Stock No. 398-234
BrandRS PRO
$30.428
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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50.8mm 25.4mm Red Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2m Polyolefin Yes No - -
RS Stock No. 417-9576
BrandRS PRO
$75.82
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
6.4mm 3.2mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 300mm Polyolefin Yes Yes - BS3G 198 Part 3 Type 15, E1042-A6-March 2002, IEC 60684-3-216 Type C, RoHS Compliant
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