Tubing might not sound like the most exciting topic when thinking of advancement in new technologies, however the fact is “boring” tubing proves to be most useful and without it most of our “exciting technologies wouldn’t be able to exist. For example Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing is made to insulate wires from extreme heat, seal out water and dust that could collect in cable joints, harness multiple wires together, prevent abrasions, and even help repair any damaged wires or cables. Without special shrink tubing, our computer, medical, and other electrical cords would not be as durable.
Elastomeric Heat Shrink Tubing is used widely in electrical applications, protecting cables from a variety of degrading elements including chemicals, weather and general abrasion. It’s also very useful for bundling and color coding your cabling as it comes in a wide range of colors and can even be printed with labels, to help with identification.
When you apply the tubing to connectors, it helps relieve the stress of cumulative wear and tear caused by the actual movement and bending of the cabling. If the cables endure some serious flexing in their use, they may need firmer protection and Semi-Rigid Heat Shrink Tubing would be preferable here.
Another very popular use is to provide extra insulation. Heat shrinkable tubing possesses excellent electrical qualities, making it perfect for using on connections, terminations, and any circuit that may need extra electrical protection.