Flame retardant heat-shrink tubing for fire-proofing cabling and connectors introduced by TE

MENLO PARK, Calif., 16 Dec. 2016. TE Connectivity in Menlo Park, Calif., is introducing the single wall, flame retardant (SWFR) product line for fire-proofing cabling and connectors in confined spaces.

Dec 16th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

MENLO PARK, Calif., 16 Dec. 2016. TE Connectivity in Menlo Park, Calif., is introducing the single wall, flame retardant (SWFR) product line for fire-proofing cabling and connectors in confined spaces.

These single-wall heat shrink tubing products are rated for the UL VW-1 flammability test specified by the UL 224 standard.

Because the flame-retardant polyolefin jacket is non-halogenated, SWFR tubing can be used in confined-space applications where it is unacceptable for materials containing halogen to burn and potentially emit toxins.

SWFR tubing products come in either thin wall (X2) or very thin wall (X4) versions. The products shrink at a 2:1 ratio and install quickly, due to their relatively low full-recovery temperature of 90 degrees Celsius.

Both types of tubing products are very flexible and can be used across operating temperatures ranging from minus 30 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius.

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The SWFR thin wall X2 products are available in 17 sizes ranging from 1 30 millimeters. The very thin wall X4 tubing products come in 13 sizes ranging from 0.8 to 25 millimeters.

In addition to insulating and mechanically protecting in-line components and connections, SWFR tubing can be used for bundling wires in very flexible, light-duty harnesses, and for strain-relieving electrical wire connections to enhance reliability.

All TE's Raychem tubing products can be easily installed using many different types of heating tools, which are also available from TE. These range from basic heat guns for low-volume requirements to conveyor-equipped ovens for high-volume production environments.

For more information contact TE Connectivity online at www.te.com.

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