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SELECTING HEAT SHRINK TUBING … Which Tubing Material To Use?

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In selecting the best type of tubing for your application, the critical factor is the ENVIRONMENT.


Tensile Strength is a measurement of the amount of stretching required to break or rupture the tubing. Tensile strength may be affected by the thickness of the tubing wall.

Material Tensile Strength
Polyolefin 1500 psi
2600 psi
PVC 3000 psi
Cross-Linked PVC 3000 psi
Multi-Wall Polyolefin 2100 psi
2200 psi
Multi-Wall PVC 3000 psi
Kynar 5500 psi
Neoprene 2100 psi
Viton 2400 psi
Medical Grade 3200 psi
3600 psi
Food Grade 2500 psi

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