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PVC HEAT SHRINKABLE TUBING INFORMATION CENTER

THE RIGHT CHOICE WHEN THE OPERATING TEMPERTURE RANGE IS -20°C to 105°C

WHY SPECIFY INSULTAB’S PVC HEAT SHRINKABLE TUBING?
IT’S SIMPLE... OUR PRODUCTS ARE SUPERIOR!

SUPERIOR MATERIALS AND PRODUCT DESIGN

  • Highly engineered products made from premium grade 100% virgin materials - no re-processed materials are used
  • Specifically designed to match all operating characteristics of PVC jacketed wire and cable
  • Proprietary formulations and processing provide longer product shelf life
  • Unique formulations for rugged, long-lasting, UV resistant outdoor applications
  • On-line cutting, right off the expanders guarantee perfectly straight pieces with no curvature
  • Only Insultab manufactures a wide range of diameter sizes - from 3/64" up to 4"

CUSTOM DESIGNED PRODUCTS

  • Custom shrink ratios, inside diameters, wall thicknesses, color matching
  • State-of-the-art printing: logos, company names, instructions, flow directions, part numbers, sizes, labels, warnings, Military Specs, etc.

INSULTAB IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER OF CROSS-LINKED / IRRADIATED PVC HEAT SHRINK TUBING

  • Cross linked PVC has even greater abrasion resistance and is formulated for compatibility with irradiated PVC jacketed wire and cable

INSULTAB IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER OF MULTI-WALL ADHESIVE LINED PVC HEAT SHRINK TUBING

  • Adhesive-lined PVC provides an impermeable, UV resistant, waterproof seal for wet, marine, salt water and outdoor applications
  • Cross-linked multi-wall PVC has even greater abrasion and solder iron cut-through resistance
  • Provides better bonding with PVC jacketed wire and cable compared to Polyolefin

PVC vs. POLYOLEFIN

PERFORMANCE

  • PVC shrinks faster and at a lower temperature resulting in quicker processing time and a lower risk of damaging heat sensitive substrates
Material Operating Temperature Range
PVC -20°C to 105°C
Polyolefin -55°C to 135°C
Multi-Wall PVC -20°C to 105°C
Multi-Wall Polyolefin -55°C to 110°C

PHYSICAL STRENGTH

  • Insultab’s PVC is rated at 3,000 psi - 30% stronger than Polyolefin
  • PVC has greater abrasion resistance and Cross-linked PVC has even more abrasion resistance than Polyolefin

INSULATING CAPABILITY

  • Insultab’s PVC has a dielectric strength of 1,083 - approximately twice the dielectric strength of Polyolefin

CLARITY

  • Insultab’s “crystal clear” PVC is transparent allowing for immediate inspection of the underlying material - Polyolefin is “milky”

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

  • PVC resists many oils, fuels, chemicals, grease, chlorinated cleansers, salt water

OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS

  • PVC is rugged, resists moisture and salt water, is highly UV resistant and will not fade, crack or degrade outside – Polyolefin is NOT
  • Only adhesive-lined PVC heat shrinkable tubing provides a waterproof, UV resistant seal in outdoor applications

FLAME RETARDANCY FOR ‘CLEAR’ HEAT SHRINK

  • Clear PVC is flame retardant and meets UL VW-1, CSA and Military specifications - Clear Polyolefin is NOT

APPEARANCE

  • Insultab’s PVC comes in bright, high gloss, matte, metallic, translucent and custom colors that are always consistent, from lot to lot

For more PVC Heat Shrinkable product information, click here.

Call or E-mail for friendly, knowledgeable, immediate sales and product assistance: (800) 468-4822 / info@insultab.com