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. 700-4539
BrandRS PRO
TWD504.00
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
9mm 3mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 5 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 399-934
BrandRS PRO
TWD77.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6.4mm 3.2mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m Polyolefin No Yes - 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. 443-4930
BrandRS PRO
TWD657.00
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
6.4mm 3.2mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 300 mm Polyolefin No Yes - 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. 562-662
BrandRS PRO
TWD483.00
1 Bag of 1
Bag(s)
19.1mm 6mm Black Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 1.2 m Polyolefin Yes Yes - ASTM, BS 6853, BSS 7239, LUL E 1042. A6, RoHS Compliant, SAE-AMS-DTL-23053
RS Stock No. 700-4545
BrandRS PRO
TWD534.00
1 Reel of 3 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
24mm 8mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 3 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 700-4532
BrandRS PRO
TWD51.50
Each
units
3mm 1mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 10 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 211-6214
BrandRS PRO
TWD722.00
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
3.2mm 1.6mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m 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. 700-4535
BrandRS PRO
TWD541.00
1 Reel of 7 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6mm 2mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 7 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 211-6220
BrandRS PRO
TWD769.00
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
4.8mm 2.4mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m 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. 481-1854
BrandRS PRO
TWD618.00
Each
units
40mm 13mm Black Heat Shrink Yes 3:1 1.2 m Polyolefin Yes No - AMS-DTL-23053/4 Class 3, RoHS Compliant, UL 224 E75077 CSA C22.2 No.198.1
RS Stock No. 443-4889
BrandRS PRO
TWD226.00
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
1.6mm 0.8mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 300 mm Polyolefin No Yes - 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. 398-133
BrandRS PRO
TWD412.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
38.1mm 19.1mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m 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. 399-899
BrandRS PRO
TWD55.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1.6mm 0.8mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m Polyolefin No Yes - 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. 700-4541
BrandRS PRO
TWD470.00
1 Reel of 3 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
18mm 6mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 3 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 700-4453
BrandRS PRO
TWD51.50
Each
units
3mm 1mm Clear Heat Shrink No 3:1 10 m Polyolefin No No - UL
RS Stock No. 398-458
BrandRS PRO
TWD100.00
Each
units
2.4mm 1.2mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m Fluoropolymer Yes No - SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/13
RS Stock No. 398-436
BrandRS PRO
TWD912.00
Each
units
4.8mm 2.4mm Clear Heat Shrink No 2:1 1.2 m Fluoropolymer Yes No - SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/13
RS Stock No. 700-4646
BrandRS PRO
TWD567.00
1 Reel of 8 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6.4mm 3.2mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 8 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL
RS Stock No. 417-7312
BrandRS PRO
TWD2,711.00
1 Bag of 20
Bag(s)
38mm 19mm Black Heat Shrink No 2:1 300 mm 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. 700-4548
BrandRS PRO
TWD472.00
1 Reel of 4 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
12mm 4mm Black Heat Shrink No 3:1 4 m Polyolefin Yes No - UL