Heat shrink wire labels are seamless shrink sleeves with applications that go beyond product labeling. Heat shrink wire wrap is available in two colors, which, in addition to clear heat shrink tubing, allow for increased customization options for use in color coding, grouping, and labeling wires or cables. Heat shrink wire labels are most often used for medical devices, construction, trucks, boats, and other vehicles.
Heat shrink wire wraps are created with a different method than standard shrink sleeves. Shrink wrap tubes are blow-extruded in a seamless tube and the result is similar to a sleeve, but without the seam. Shrink wrap tubes can be printed in up to two colors, and are available in PVC, PET, PLA and OPS heat shrink films.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is the traditional shrink film that has been around for a number of years, making it predictable and cost-effective. Inexpensive and easy to use, heat shrink tubing shrinks up to 62%.
PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is an eco friendly label option with high clarity. Recyclable and chemical resistant, PET shrinks up to 75%.
EarthFirst® Ingeo® PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is a fully biodegradable shrink film, made from a corn based biopolymer. It is the most eco friendly heat shrink tube and a great way for your company to meet your sustainability goals.
OPC (Oriented Polystyrene) shrinks up to 70%. It is another eco friendly option with broad acceptance in Europe and Japan.