What's special about Shrinkflex PTFE Heatshrink Tubing?
- Its high continuous temperature range makes it perfect for military applications in electrical sheath insulation
- Super lubricious, it offers extreme chemical resistance and the lowest coefficient of friction of any polymer
- Meets specifications MIL-I-23053/12 and flame rating for UL94 V0 and VW-1
- Shrinks to 1/2 of original diameter
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PTFE heatshrink tubing is a material that has a broad operational temperature range, excellent dielectric strength, and the lowest coefficient of friction of any other polymer. This heatshrink tubing has a max operating temperature of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and is resistant to all common solvents, acids and bases. PTFE also offers a flame retardant quality which makes it great for engine components as well as other applications where flames and fire are a possibility.
PTFE heat shrink tubing is available in a 2:1 shrink ratio and 4:1.
SOLD IN 4 FOOT STICKS
|PTFE 2:1 Heat Shrink|
||M23053-12-201-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 24 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-202-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 22 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-203-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 20 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-204-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 19 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-205-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 18 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-206-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 17 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-207-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 16 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-208-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 14 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-210-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 13 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-211-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 12 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-212-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 11 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-213-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 10 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-214-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 9 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-215-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-216-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 8 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-217-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 7 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-218-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 6 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-219-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 5 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-220-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 4 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-221-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-222-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1/4" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-223-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 2 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-224-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-225-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 5/16" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-226-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 0 AWG - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-228-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-229-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 7/16" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-230-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1/2" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-231-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 5/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-232-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3/4" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-233-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 7/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-234-C||2:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1" - 4 ft stick|
|PTFE 4:1 Heat Shrink|
||M23053-12-502-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-503-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3/16" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-504-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1/4" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-505-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 5/16" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-506-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-507-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 7/16" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-508-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1/2" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-510-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 5/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-512-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3/4" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-513-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 7/8" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-514-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-516-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 1 1/2" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-520-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 2 1/2" - 4 ft stick|
||M23053-12-522-C||4:1 PTFE Heatshrink Tubing, 3" - 4 ft stick|
- Continuous operating temperature -454°F to 500°F (-270°C to 260°C)
- Outstanding resistance to almost any chemical known (exceptions: alkali metals in molten state, fluorine gas at high temperatures, chlorine trifluoride)
- Chemically inert
- Biocompatible, TFE is certified FDA and USP Class VI for use in diagnostic, medical, and analytical applications consisting of heat shrink tubing
- Very low coefficient of friction
- Good dielectric strength
- Flame rating UL94 V0 and VW-1 (file E#64007/ CSA file # 02582)
- Limiting Oxygen Index greater than 95
- ETO and autoclave sterilizable
- ASTM D876 and ASTM D 1675 approved
- Mil spec approved AMS-DTL-23053/12
- MIL-STD-104 approved
- MIL-STD-2073-1: DOD material procedure for development and application of packaging requirements
- Tested by SAE for Aerospace Material Specifications
- Available color is Natural
PTFE heat shrink tubing is available in 2:1 and 4:1 shrink ratios, and is widely used in military applications (AMS-DTL-23053/12), industrial, biomedical, chemical and analytical sciences because of its high continuous use temperature (250°C), and outstanding chemical resistance.
PTFE heat shrink tubing is the most difficult of the three fluoropolymer materials to shrink due to its extremely high shrinking temperature (325-340°C). You can use a heat gun or welding torch to shrink TFE, but these methods have a tendency to cause the material to overheat in small areas, while under-heating other areas, causing uneven shrinking and potential burning of the material. The most reliable method for shrinking PTFE is the use of a controlled temperature oven; however this is impractical with large harnesses or temperature sensitive components.
A few notes on shrinking PTFE:
- Always assure good ventilation in the immediate work area prior to beginning the heat shrink process. Fumes may cause nausea and dizziness.
- It is imperative that the tubing be heated uniformly until it becomes clear (gel state). This transition from crystalline to amorphous must take place, since shrinkage will only occur during recovery from the gel state (re-crystallizing).
- When using a mandrel to shrink the tubing, it is important to pre-heat the mandrel to assure even and uniform shrinkage.
- If the tubing begins to crack, chances are you overheated the material.
- Also, higher shrink ratios will require higher shrink temperatures.
- PTFE AMS-DTL-23053/12 Military Specifications
- TFE Chemical Resistance Table
- PTFE/TFE Resin Material Properties
- RoHS Compliance PDF 234KB
- UL Card PDF 44KB
|Ordered as AWG Size No.||Expanded I.D. Min.||Recovered I.D. Max.||Recovered Wall Thickness|
* CUSTOM SPECIFICATIONS AND TOLERANCES UPON REQUEST
|ORDERED AS I.D.
|EXPANDED I.D. MIN.
|RECOVERED-AFTER HEAT SHRINK|
Four foot sticks of heat shrink tubing are standard packaging lengths. Shorter pieces, longer pieces, or cut pieces to size are available upon request. Extremely long continuous lengths are sometimes available depending on specifications. Inquire for feasibility and pricing.
UL File #E64007 / CSA File #082582.
Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
The ratio of how much oxygen - as compared to other gases - needs to be present in the air surrounding a particular material in order for that material to burn. The fact that Earth's normal atmospheric air contains around 21% oxygen is used a reference point when materials are classified into burn categories that are based on Limiting Oxygen Index. Substances that are combustible in air containing less than 21% oxygen are considered flammable, while those that burn in the range of anything greater than 21% but less than 28% are typically labeled "slow burning". Any material with an LOI that exceeds 28% is classified as self-extinguishing.
In the table below, you'll find a list of polymers commonly found in our heat shrink tubing and braided sleeving products, along with their LOIs and the burn categories each falls into.
|ECTFE (Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene)||Halar||64%||Self Extinguishing|
|Nylon 6:6||N/A||Ranges fron 24-29%||Slow Burning to Self Extinguishing|
|PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)||Mylar (film), Dacron (fiber)||Ranges from 21-34%||Slow Burning to Self Extinguishing|
|Polypropylene (PP)||polythene (in the UK)||17%||Flammable|
|Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)||Teflon||95%||Self Extinguishing|
|Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)||N/A||Ranges from 45-49%||Self Extinguishing|
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