Heat Shrink Tubing

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What is heat shrink tubing used for?

Heat Shrink Tubing

Heat shrink tubing is an inexpensive way to insulate, protect and color code wires and cords around the office and home. The tubing has a very diverse function and is used for many industries, including telecommunications, military, automotive and electronics. When purchased, heat shrink tubing is a flexible material that is then wrapped around a wire and shrunk to fit like a second skin. The shrinking occurs when heat is applied to it, either by a special heat-shrinking gun or an ignition torch. Special caution should be taken when applying heat to any wires. Never apply shrink tubing to a cord that has electricity currently moving through it.



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