Flexo® Super Duty Expandable Braided Sleeving

Extreme Abrasion Resistance


What's special about this expandable braided sleeving?

  • Heavy duty construction provides full coverage protection for cables, hoses and wires.
  • Superior abrasion and cut resistant properties are ideal for both indoor or outdoor applications.
  • Cuts to size easily with any hot knife, which leaves ends neatly finished and ready for installation.
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  • RoHS Compliant

Flexo® Super Duty (SD) Expandable Braided Sleeving is designed to provide a superior level of protection for cables/hoses used in unfavorable industrial or commercial applications. Hydraulic hoses and electrical cables found on trucks, automotive, robotics and other machinery are highly acceptable to abrasion damage. Using Flexo® SD, you can extend the life of cables/hoses by deflecting and resisting flying debris, abrasion, UV rays, moisture and harmful chemicals without sacrificing flexibility or strength in the process.

Splice Free Spooling:
Some splices are normal during the braiding process. Usually, not more than one or two splices will be on any given spool. Ordering splice-free spools guarantees the maximum continuous yield on your spools. This option is suggested when ordering large lengths of sleeving or for important and precise projects. This treatment is most applicable in lengths that exceed 100 feet. In general, shorter lengths will be splice free as they come off the spools.

Flexo® Rounded is a premium process where Flexo® products are rounded for improved aesthetics, spring, and installation time. Rounding braided sleeving can retain its form for the lifetime of the product. It is commonly used in both retail and medical applications. Rounding services require a minimum spool length of 25 ft. NOTICE: Longer lengths of product may lose some of its shape when applied to or shipped on a spool. Adding the rounded option may increase the processing time of your order by up to 48 hours. Rounding services also require a minimum length of 25 ft. Not Available in all diameters.

Part # Nominal Size Min. Expansion Max. Expansion Length Spool Weight Color Price
TX-MSDN025-BK 1/4" 1/4" 1/2" 100' 1.05 lbs Black
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TX-MSDN050-BK 1/2" 1/2" 1" 100' 1.85 lbs Black
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TX-MSDN075-BK 3/4" 3/4" 1-1/4" 50' 1.15 lbs Black
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TX-MSDN100-BK 1" 1" 1-1/2" 50' 1.38 lbs Black
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TX-MSDN125-BK 1-1/4" 1-1/4" 2" 50' 1.5 lbs Black
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TX-MSDN175-BK 1-3/4" 1-3/4" 2-3/4" 25' 1 lb Black
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TX-MSDN225-BK 2-1/4" 2-1/4" 3" 25' 1.33 lbs Black
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Part # Nominal Size Min. Expansion Max. Expansion Length Spool Weight Color Price
TX-BSDN025-BK 1/4" 1/4" 1/2" 500' 5.25 lbs Black
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TX-BSDN050-BK 1/2" 1/2" 1" 250' 4.63 lbs Black
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TX-BSDN075-BK 3/4" 3/4" 1-1/4" 250' 5.75 lbs Black
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TX-BSDN100-BK 1" 1" 1-1/2" 250' 6.9 lbs Black
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TX-BSDN125-BK 1-1/4" 1-1/4" 2" 250' 7.5 lbs Black
Quick Ship
TX-BSDN175-BK 1-3/4" 1-3/4" 2-3/4" 100' 4.0 lbs Black
Manufacturer Direct
TX-BSDN225-BK 2-1/4" 2-1/4" 3" 100' 5.3 lbs Black
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  • Braided from 0.020" Nylon® 6-6 polyamide monofilament to provide excellent versatility and flexibility for meeting specific bend radius or physical limitations of cables/hoses.
  • Flexo SD has a FAR 25 flammability rating and higher tensile strength then Gorilla Sleeve while Gorilla Sleeve can withstand greater abrasion cycles (4,400) compared to Flexo SD (2,500).
  • Prevents structural breakdown and the fading of color in cables or hoses by resisting harmful UV rays in outdoor applications.
  • Prevents moisture from becoming trapped, and protects against substances like gasoline, solvents, salt water and other chemicals that could cause corrosion and substantial damage over time.
  • Economical and easy to use material outperforms most dual monofilament sleevings.
  • RoHS compliant
  • Halogen-free
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A. US flag

    Abrasion Properties
    Abrasion Resistance Extremely High
    Abrasion Test Machine Taber 5150
    Abrasion Test Wheel Calibrase H-18
    Abrasion Test Load 500g
    Room Temperature 72° F
    Humidity 48%
    Material Destroyed 2,500 Test Cycles
    Pre-Test Weight 6,878.6 mg
    Post-Test Weight 6,572.2 mg
    Test End Loss of Mass Point of Destruction 351.4 mg
    Chemical Resistance
    Aromatic Solvents 1
    Aliphatic Solvents 1
    Chlorinated Solvents 1
    Weak Bases 1
    Salts 1
    Strong Bases 2
    Salt Water O-S-1926 1
    Hydraulic Fluid (MIL-H-5606) 1
    Lube Oil (MIL-L-7808) 1
    De-Icing Fluid (MIL-A-8243) 1
    Strong Acids 5
    Strong Oxidants 5
    Esters/Keystones 1
    UV Light 2
    Petroleum 3
    Fungus (ASTM-D-2863) 2
    Outgassing High
    Oxygen Index (ASTM-D-2863) 22
    1=No Effect  2=Little Effect  3=Affected  4=More Affected  5=Severely Affected
    Physical Properties
    Monofilament Diameter (ASTM-D-204) 0.02
    Recommended Cutting Hot Knife
    Stock Colors 1
    Tensile Strength PSI (ASTM-D-2256) 75,000
    Tenacity (GM/Denier) (ASTM-D-4157) 5
    Specific Gravity (ASTM-D-792) 1.14
    Typical Elongation (ASTM-D-2256) Break: 20
    3g/Denier: 7
    Melt Point (ASTM-D-2117) 493° F (256° C)
    Maximum Continuous (MIL-I-23053) 302° F (150° C)
    Minimum Continuous -49° F (-45° C)

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