Colored heat shrink tubing is a seamless shrink sleeve available in up to 2 colors. Black heat shrink tubing and green heat shrink tubing , in addition to clear heat shrink tubing, provide further design options on which to print your custom label design. The different colors also allow you to differentiate shrink wrapped items, particularly for medical, scientific, vehicle, and construction applications.
The main advantage of colored heat shrink wrap tubing is that it is a seamless tube, make it appropriate for many applications beyond product packaging. Black heat shrink tubing, green heat shrink tubing, and clear heat shrink tubing are ideal for color coding, grouping, and labeling wires or cables. They are most often used for medical devices, construction, trucks, boats, and other vehicles. With that said, there are few better options for product labeling than heat shrink tubes, which couple minimalism with its many practical advantages.
Colored heat shrink tubing is created with a different method than standard shrink sleeves. Heat shrink tubing is blow-extruded in a seamless tube. The result is similar to a sleeve but without the seam. Clear heat shrink tubing can be printed in up to two colors, and is available in PVC, PET, PLA and OPS heat shrink films.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is the tried-and-true shrink film that has been around for a number of years. This cost-effective heat shrink tubing shrinks up to 62%.
PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is recyclable and chemical resistant. An eco friendly label option with high clarity, PET shrinks up to 75%.
EarthFirst® Ingeo® PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is a fully biodegradable shrink film, making it the most eco friendly heat shrink tube.
OPC (Oriented Polystyrene) is another eco friendly option with broad acceptance in Europe and Japan and up to 70% shrink.