Why Fluoroplastics such as PTFE, FEP and PFA make ideal Heat Shrink Materials
Fluoroplastics can be moulded into any shape or consistency that a project requires. While Adtech is known for producing specialist fluoroplastic tubing, we also produce many different fluoroplastic heat shrink materials for a wide array of industries.
Fluoroplastic heat shrink is a very effective way to cover and encapsulate devices to make them non-stick and electrically inert. As these materials can withstand high temperatures, chemicals, solvents and UV light, they are ideally suited for use in harsh environments, for example, as temperature sensors, probe covers, battery pack assemblies, for encapsulating medical devices, creating automotive components and shatterproof lamps.
For the electronics industry, fluoroplastic heat shrinkable sleeves are ideal for insulating connections in hot environments such as toasters, kettles and soldering irons. Meanwhile in the medical industry, Adtech’s PTFE and FEP heat shrink sleeving is widely used by manufacturers of medical devices.
It can be produced from FDA and USP Class VI compliant raw polymers and we also offer full traceability for materials supplied for all medical applications. (A major advantage of using fluoroplastic heat shrink wrap or sleeving for medical devices is that the materials are inert, non-toxic and bio-compatible. Being non-stick, they also offer low co-efficient friction, meaning that coated parts can easily slide inside other parts – perfect for intricate medical assemblies.)