Heat Shrinkable Tubing

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Our heat shrinkable tubing is available in a variety of sizes, dimensions, and shrink ratios and made using state-of-the-art methods to ensure the covered products exposed to extreme heat, corrosion, shock, moisture, and other critical conditions are perfectly protected and ready to perform.

Heat shrink tubing from Zeus provides a state of the art method for the application of a tight, protective covering to items that will be subjected to the extremes of heat, corrosion, shock, moisture, and other harsh environmental conditions. In medical applications, for example, FEP Heat Shrink is a popular material selection for reflowing the nylon / Pebax® jacket over braiding to form a finished shaft in catheter design.

We manufacture high-performance heat shrink tubing in a variety of polymer resins including PTFE, FEP, PFA, ETFE, PET, PEEK; and PTFE / FEP Dual-Shrink®. We can tailor our heat shrink products to meet your exact specifications in regard to materials, shrink ratios, tolerance, and size.

Provided in an expanded state, Zeus heat shrinkable tubing "shrink wraps" intricate and irregular shapes with a simple application of heat. The result is a protective covering that greatly extends life, increases reliability, and improves performance of the covered components and parts used in thousands of applications.

Industries We Serve

Zeus heat shrink tubing offers a synergy of desirable properties including dielectric strength, temperature resistance, chemical resistance, purity, lubricity, and reliability. For more than 50 years, Zeus has supplied the medical, electronics, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, and many other industries with high-performance polymer heat shrink.

Medical

Catheter manufacturers have long clamored for a better avenue to remove heat shrink after the reflow process. Zeus responded with FluoroPEELZ® – an optically clear peelable heat shrink that increases yield and improves worker safety. With a simple linear tear, operators can quickly and easily remove the heat shrink to reveal a smooth surface finish that is free of imperfections.

Our heat shrinks are also used prominently in GI/endoscopy applications. The color patterns of PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall® spiral stripe heat shrink aids physicians in maneuvering wire guides through the body’s tortuous pathways. The temperature resistance of heat shrinks is ideal for insulating cauterizing forceps in biopsies.

General Industrial

We are the world’s only manufacturer of heat shrinkable PEEK, known as PEEKshrink®, enabling end users to push the boundaries of their future designs. PEEKShrink® is renowned for its thermal resistance of 500 °F (260 °C) as well as mechanical strength and purity. PEEKshrink® fulfills a critical need to securely splice and insulate sensitive wiring from environmental rigors that exist in aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas applications.

Aerospace design engineers use our FEP Lay-Flat® Heat Shrink as a seamless release aid for forming composite materials due to its lubricity and reusability. PTFE / FEP Dual-Shrink® provides a tight, moisture proof bond over wires, cables, connectors, and other componentry that offers a temperature resistance of up to 450 °F (232 °C) and can withstand severe stress involving pull and vibration.

Many of our products conform to aerospace, automotive, military, and commercial standards; and in most cases, we exceed the intent of these standards.

Need a heat shrink solution for your application? Contact our team or call 1-800-526-3842 or +1-803-268-9500 internationally today to inquire about free samples. Our technical account managers are also available to discuss how we can help develop a precision heat shrink for you that will move your novel idea to commercialization.

  • Heat Shrink Comparison and Capabilities Guide

      FluoroPEELZ® PEEKshrink® Dual-Shrink® PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall® PTFE
    OPERATING TEMPERATURE 200°C/400°F 260°C/500°F 232°C/450°F 260°C/500°F 260°C/500°F
    SHRINK RATIOS Up to 1.65:1 Up to 1.4:1 Up to 1.6:1 Up to 4:1 Up to 4:1
    RECOVERY TEMPERATURE* 215°C/420°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    343°C – 385°C (650°F – 725°F) 343°C/650°F +/- 10°C/50°F 343°C/650°F +/- 10°C/50°F 343°C/650°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    DIELECTRIC STRENGTH (V/MIL) (ATSM D149) 2000 3500 2000 800 800
    SPECIAL FEATURES • Peelable
    • Clear
    • USP Class VI
    • High temperature resistance
    • Abrasion resistant • Lightweight
    • Non-flammable
    • Combines the best properties of PTFE & FEP for a dual-layer heat shrink
    • Keeps out moisture
    • Non-flammable
    • Thinnest recovered wall in the world
    • Smallest PTFE HS diameters
    • High temperature resistance
    • Chemically resistant
    • Highly lubricious
    • UV resistant
    • High temperature resistance
    • Chemically resistant
    • Lubricious
    • UV resistant
    • Mil-Spec 23053/12
    APPLICATIONS • Catheter manufacturing aid
    • Packaging
    • Wire splicing
    • Lead wire insulation
    • Replacement for Kapton® tape
    • Environmental seal over wires, cables, connectors, splices, terminals and other components • Splice for fiber optics
    • Guide wire coating
    • Insulation
    • Protective Cover
    • High temperature shrink

    *Always assure good ventilation in the immediate work area prior to beginning the heat shrink process. Caution: Fumes may cause nausea and dizziness. Ovens are the most reliable way to recover heat shrink products due to their ability to ensure even heating and reduce the risk of overheating the material (which can lead to brittleness and cracking). Heat guns can also be used to recover heat shrink material.

      FEP FEP Roll Cover FEP Lay-Flat® ETFE PFA PET Lay-Flat®
    OPERATING TEMPERATURE 200°C/400°F 200°C/400°F 200°C/400°F 150°C/302°F 260°C/500°F 145°C/293°F
    SHRINK RATIOS Up to 1.6:1 Up to 1.6:1 Up to 1.6:1 Up to 1.6:1 Up to 1.6:1 Varies
    RECOVERY TEMPERATURE* 215°C/420°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    215°C/420°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    215°C/420°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    174°C/345°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    210°C/410°F
    +/- 10°C/50°F
    89°C/180°F
    DIELECTRIC STRENGTH (V/MIL) (ATSM D149) 2000 2000 2000 1800 2000 N/A
    SPECIAL FEATURES • High temperature resistance
    • Chemically resistant
    • Lubricious • UV resistant
    • Long lengths
    • Non-flammable
    • Mil-Spec AS23053™/11
    • High temperature resistance
    • Chemically resistant
    • Lubricious
    • UV resistant
    • Long lengths
    • Larger diameters
    • Mil-Spec AS23053™/11

    • High temperature resistance
    • Thin walls combined with large diameters
    • Long lengths

    • Abrasion resistant
    • Chemical resistant
    • Non-flammable
    • Temperature resistant
    • More flexible than PTFE
    • Melt processable
    • Low recovery temperature
    • Quick recovery
    • Long lengths
    • Easy shipping
    • Cost effective
    APPLICATIONS • Insulation
    • High temp shrink
    • Bulb encapsulation
    • Catheter construction
    • Catheter manufacturing aids
    • Thicker wall for durable covering of rollers • Seamless composite release aid • Abrasion resistant wire insulation • High temperature insulation
    • Available in long lengths
    • Light bulb encapsulation

    The information presented in this table is believed to be accurate and is not intended to constitute a specification. Property characteristics are dramatically impacted by geometry and processing methods; therefore the properties of extruded parts may vary. This table is only meant to serve as a general guideline. Users should evaluate the material to determine the suitability for their own particular application.