Optinova is a world leader in precision extrusion of tubing for medical applications. Established in 1971, Optinova has developed a world-wide reputation of fulfilling customer expectations; not only with fluoropolymer extrusions, but also with a wide variety of thermoplastics.
PTFE Heat Shrink 2:1 & 4:1
FEP HS – FEP QuickShrink 2.0
Etched OD PTFE liner
ePTFE tubing & profiles
Beadings & monofilaments
Single- & multilumen extrusions
Balloon & stent protectors
CRM lead components
Secondary operations, tip-forming, flaring, printing, etching, fabricated tubing etc.
Key properties / advantages of FEP tubing: • More transparent / optically clear than PTFE and therefore used in monitoring equipment. • More flexible than PTFE. • FEP is virtually unaffected by oxygen, ozone and UV light. • The working temperature of FEP is extremely broad, ranging from 200oC (392oF) to -200oC (-328oF).
Optinova FEP heat shrink tubing has the outstanding properties of FEP; high temperature resistance, excellent electrical insulation and chemicals resistance combined with a low shrink temperature (approx. 110°C). This enables many materials to be covered in FEP for mechanical, electrical and chemical protection. In addition the non-stick properties are maintained. Applications for FEP heat-shrink are various and include cable jackets,non-stick rollers, sensor probe covers, hose protection, electrical terminal insulation. A major advantage of FEP heat shrink tubing is that it can be heat-sealed or welded to itself. This means parts can be covered with the material and then heat-sealed so the part becomes completely encapsulated. This technique is for example used as corrosion protection to sensor probes in process industries. FEP has lower shrink temperature, greater flexibility and more optical clarity compared to PTFE. This date sheet is for shrink ratio of 1.3:1. Please note shrink ratio of 1.6:1 is also available. Dimensions below are examples only. We can also produce according to customer needs.
Key properties of PTFE: • PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction of all polymers. • Useful in high temperature applications. • Very good chemical resistance to all common solvents, acids and bases. • PTFE is virtually unaffected by oxygen, ozone and UV light. • Excellent dielectric insulation properties. • The working temperature of PTFE is extremely broad, ranging from 260oC (500oF) to -270oC (-454oF).