MDPC-X Heat-Shrink Tubing

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MDPC-X Heat-Shrink Tubing: Legendary quality.

MDPC-X heat-shrink tubing is renowned as the world’s best in terms of overall quality and properties. You can see independent confirmations all over the internet since 2007, when we started bringing MDPC-X heat-shrink tubing and cable sleeving to the public.

No compromise is the one and only guideline for all MDPC-X products including heat-shrink tubing. We serve to people who share the same philosophy and give them access to this very special class of products for relatively small extra cost compared to Chinese products. Cost saving and profit maximization is the most unimportant part of our business, because it poisons the whole process to just make the best possible product, no matter what.

MDPC-X heat-shrinks: A unique class of its own.

  • General rule for MDPC-X heat-shrinks: The higher the shrink ratio, the more versatile and easier to use a heat-shrink is.
  • The great starting diameter of our 4:1 SMALL heat-shrink makes it extremely easy to get the shrink over the cable sleeving without any hassle. It also allows you to correct the position of the heat-shrink after the shrinking process has been partially initiated.
  • Our heat-shrinks offer the thinnest possible walls in to relation to the corresponding shrink ratio (4:1 and 3.4:1).
  • Highest quality base materials plus very thin walls make over-expanding of MDPC-X heat-shrink tubing easily possible, without breaking the material too quickly (With this technique you can raise the original diameter even further).
  • MDPC-X offers you a variety of colors in 4:1 shrink ratio. Standard industries 4:1 heat-shrinks are typically only black (a medium to dark grey).
  • Our 4:1 heat-shrinks have no hot-glue on the inside, which makes installation clean and optically flawless in design oriented environments.
  • Our 4:1 heat-shrink tubing has no double-wall construction, which allows us to have these very thin walls.
  • The surface of our heat-shrinks is very smooth and has a beautiful matte appearance, no matter which heat-shrink color you get.
  • No printing on the heat-shrink tubing for a clean design.

Technical properties: No compromise in any aspect.

  • At ~95°C the heat-shrink will start to shrink.
  • 24/7 the heat-shrink tubing can be exposed to temperatures of up to 160°C.
  • Without melting or breaking effects, extreme temperatures of 240°C can be applied to the heat-shrinks for a couple of hours.
  • Very high melting-point of the heat-shrink itself allows for a controlled melting of cable sleeving underneath the heat-shrink tubing. MDPC-X cable sleeving starts to melt at more than 250°C. (see the quick guide to heat-shrink-less sleeving below this list)
  • Copper in combination with our heat-shrink tubing will not result in corrosion effects.
  • Water in contact with our heat-shrink tubing is not a problem, because of the low ~0.25% water absorption property.
  • 20KV per mm dielectric strength make our heat-shrink tubing a high class protective solution.
  • Oils, chemicals or cleaning agents have no structural effect on our heat-shrink tubing.

 

Heat-shrink tubing in combination with cable sleeving: Traditional and "heat-shrink-less".

You need to apply heat to the heat-shrink with a heat-gun, lighter or similar heat source, which can provide a temperature of at least 95°C on the surface of the heat-shrink. For maximum shrinking and a quicker process you typically use much higher temperatures of about 200-300°C. Do not use a hair-dryer because the temperature is too low.

If you use a lighter, we recommend the following technique:

  1. Move the heat shrink through the lower part of the flame, sideways into and out of the flame. (above or at the top of the flame could generate soot on the heat-shrink)
  2. Rotate the heat shrink so it heats up evenly on all sides.
  3. Have a pause of 5 seconds after you have heated the heat-shrink tubing for 5 seconds. This avoids breaking and burning of the heat-shrinks.
  4. When the shrinking process is completed, the heat-shrink will reach maximum holding strength when the tubing has cooled down to room temperature. Only a cooled down heat-shrink can hold strong stretching forces of a cable sleeve.
  5. If you ever need to soften the heat-shrinks later on, apply heat.

Using heat-shrink to melt the cable sleeving underneath:

  1. To use the so called shrink-less / heat-shrink-less method with cable sleeving, follow the previous steps from 1-2.
  2. Continue with breaks of only 1-2 seconds. Make sure to constantly (!) roll the heat-shrink and cable sleeving in the flame. This avoids burning or braking of the heat-shrink tubing.
  3. The very thin walls of our heat-shrinks make it easy to see the melting of the cable sleeving underneath the heat-shrink. Once the visible bump in the heat-shrink surface (which comes from the cutting-edge of the cable sleeve underneath the heat-shrink) fades away, you know that the cable sleeve has been melted.
  4. Let the heat-shrink cool down and then remove it from the cable sleeving with a scalpel or scissor.

Over-expanding heat-shrink: Raising the original diameter.

To raise the original diameter of the heat-shrink tubing to an even higher diameter, do the following:

  1. Insert the tips of a straight long nosed plier into the heat-shrink.
  2. Open the tips of the plier / move them away from each other. This will stretch / over-expand the heat-shrink from the inside.
  3. Rotate the heat-shrink tubing to distribute the stretch over different parts of the surface. This will avoid braking of the heat-shrink during the shrinking process.
  4. While applying heat, be more careful then usually. Shorten the time of heat application and extend the time of your breaks.

SMALL 4:1 heat-shrink: Size properties.

  • The inner diameter is 7.0 mm before shrinking (can be overexpanded to more)
  • After maximum shrinking, the inner diameter is 1.75 mm
  • Shrink ratio of 4 to 1

See all our MDPC-X SMALL 4:1 heat-shrink tubing colors

MEDIUM 3.4:1 heat-shrink: Size properties.

  • The inner diameter is 13.0 mm before shrinking (can be overexpanded to more)
  • After maximum shrinking, the inner diameter is 3.8 mm
  • Shrink ratio of 3.4 to 1

See all our MDPC-X MEDIUM 3.4:1 heat-shrink tubing colors

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MDPC-X Heat-Shrink Tubing

cat-heatshrink-smallcat-heatshrink-mediumcat-heatshrink-special-diameter

MDPC-X Heat-Shrink Tubing: Legendary quality.

MDPC-X heat-shrink tubing is renowned as the world’s best in terms of overall quality and properties. You can see independent confirmations all over the internet since 2007, when we started bringing MDPC-X heat-shrink tubing and cable sleeving to the public.

No compromise is the one and only guideline for all MDPC-X products including heat-shrink tubing. We serve to people who share the same philosophy and give them access to this very special class of products for relatively small extra cost compared to Chinese products. Cost saving and profit maximization is the most unimportant part of our business, because it poisons the whole process to just make the best possible product, no matter what.

MDPC-X heat-shrinks: A unique class of its own.

  • General rule for MDPC-X heat-shrinks: The higher the shrink ratio, the more versatile and easier to use a heat-shrink is.
  • The great starting diameter of our 4:1 SMALL heat-shrink makes it extremely easy to get the shrink over the cable sleeving without any hassle. It also allows you to correct the position of the heat-shrink after the shrinking process has been partially initiated.
  • Our heat-shrinks offer the thinnest possible walls in to relation to the corresponding shrink ratio (4:1 and 3.4:1).
  • Highest quality base materials plus very thin walls make over-expanding of MDPC-X heat-shrink tubing easily possible, without breaking the material too quickly (With this technique you can raise the original diameter even further).
  • MDPC-X offers you a variety of colors in 4:1 shrink ratio. Standard industries 4:1 heat-shrinks are typically only black (a medium to dark grey).
  • Our 4:1 heat-shrinks have no hot-glue on the inside, which makes installation clean and optically flawless in design oriented environments.
  • Our 4:1 heat-shrink tubing has no double-wall construction, which allows us to have these very thin walls.
  • The surface of our heat-shrinks is very smooth and has a beautiful matte appearance, no matter which heat-shrink color you get.
  • No printing on the heat-shrink tubing for a clean design.

Technical properties: No compromise in any aspect.

  • At ~95°C the heat-shrink will start to shrink.
  • 24/7 the heat-shrink tubing can be exposed to temperatures of up to 160°C.
  • Without melting or breaking effects, extreme temperatures of 240°C can be applied to the heat-shrinks for a couple of hours.
  • Very high melting-point of the heat-shrink itself allows for a controlled melting of cable sleeving underneath the heat-shrink tubing. MDPC-X cable sleeving starts to melt at more than 250°C. (see the quick guide to heat-shrink-less sleeving below this list)
  • Copper in combination with our heat-shrink tubing will not result in corrosion effects.
  • Water in contact with our heat-shrink tubing is not a problem, because of the low ~0.25% water absorption property.
  • 20KV per mm dielectric strength make our heat-shrink tubing a high class protective solution.
  • Oils, chemicals or cleaning agents have no structural effect on our heat-shrink tubing.

 

Heat-shrink tubing in combination with cable sleeving: Traditional and "heat-shrink-less".

You need to apply heat to the heat-shrink with a heat-gun, lighter or similar heat source, which can provide a temperature of at least 95°C on the surface of the heat-shrink. For maximum shrinking and a quicker process you typically use much higher temperatures of about 200-300°C. Do not use a hair-dryer because the temperature is too low.

If you use a lighter, we recommend the following technique:

  1. Move the heat shrink through the lower part of the flame, sideways into and out of the flame. (above or at the top of the flame could generate soot on the heat-shrink)
  2. Rotate the heat shrink so it heats up evenly on all sides.
  3. Have a pause of 5 seconds after you have heated the heat-shrink tubing for 5 seconds. This avoids breaking and burning of the heat-shrinks.
  4. When the shrinking process is completed, the heat-shrink will reach maximum holding strength when the tubing has cooled down to room temperature. Only a cooled down heat-shrink can hold strong stretching forces of a cable sleeve.
  5. If you ever need to soften the heat-shrinks later on, apply heat.

Using heat-shrink to melt the cable sleeving underneath:

  1. To use the so called shrink-less / heat-shrink-less method with cable sleeving, follow the previous steps from 1-2.
  2. Continue with breaks of only 1-2 seconds. Make sure to constantly (!) roll the heat-shrink and cable sleeving in the flame. This avoids burning or braking of the heat-shrink tubing.
  3. The very thin walls of our heat-shrinks make it easy to see the melting of the cable sleeving underneath the heat-shrink. Once the visible bump in the heat-shrink surface (which comes from the cutting-edge of the cable sleeve underneath the heat-shrink) fades away, you know that the cable sleeve has been melted.
  4. Let the heat-shrink cool down and then remove it from the cable sleeving with a scalpel or scissor.

Over-expanding heat-shrink: Raising the original diameter.

To raise the original diameter of the heat-shrink tubing to an even higher diameter, do the following:

  1. Insert the tips of a straight long nosed plier into the heat-shrink.
  2. Open the tips of the plier / move them away from each other. This will stretch / over-expand the heat-shrink from the inside.
  3. Rotate the heat-shrink tubing to distribute the stretch over different parts of the surface. This will avoid braking of the heat-shrink during the shrinking process.
  4. While applying heat, be more careful then usually. Shorten the time of heat application and extend the time of your breaks.

SMALL 4:1 heat-shrink: Size properties.

  • The inner diameter is 7.0 mm before shrinking (can be overexpanded to more)
  • After maximum shrinking, the inner diameter is 1.75 mm
  • Shrink ratio of 4 to 1

See all our MDPC-X SMALL 4:1 heat-shrink tubing colors

MEDIUM 3.4:1 heat-shrink: Size properties.

  • The inner diameter is 13.0 mm before shrinking (can be overexpanded to more)
  • After maximum shrinking, the inner diameter is 3.8 mm
  • Shrink ratio of 3.4 to 1

See all our MDPC-X MEDIUM 3.4:1 heat-shrink tubing colors

Anthracite PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x Anthracite PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x
Content 50 pcs (EUR 0.09 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 4.70 *
Anthracite PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x Anthracite PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x
Content 1000 pcs (EUR 0.07 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 69.71 *
Anthracite PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x Anthracite PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.05 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 249.90 *
Anthracite Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m Anthracite Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 3.32 *
Anthracite Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m Anthracite Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m
Content 30 meter (EUR 2.32 * / 1 meter)
EUR 69.71 *
Anthracite Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m Anthracite Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m
Content 150 meter (EUR 1.85 * / 1 meter)
EUR 277.27 *
Anthracite Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m Anthracite Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 4.70 *
Anthracite Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m Anthracite Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m
Content 20 meter (EUR 2.95 * / 1 meter)
EUR 59.00 *
Anthracite Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m Anthracite Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m
Content 100 meter (EUR 2.50 * / 1 meter)
EUR 249.90 *
White PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x White PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x
Content 50 pcs (EUR 0.09 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 4.70 *
White PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x White PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x
Content 1000 pcs (EUR 0.07 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 69.71 *
White PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x White PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.05 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 249.90 *
White Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m White Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 3.32 *
White Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m White Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m
Content 30 meter (EUR 2.32 * / 1 meter)
EUR 69.71 *
White Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m White Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m
Content 150 meter (EUR 1.85 * / 1 meter)
EUR 277.27 *
White Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m White Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 4.70 *
White Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m White Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m
Content 20 meter (EUR 2.95 * / 1 meter)
EUR 59.00 *
White Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m White Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m
Content 100 meter (EUR 2.50 * / 1 meter)
EUR 249.90 *
Blue PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x Blue PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x
Content 50 pcs (EUR 0.09 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 4.70 *
Blue PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x Blue PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x
Content 1000 pcs (EUR 0.07 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 69.71 *
Blue PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x Blue PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.05 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 249.90 *
Blue Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m Blue Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 3.32 *
Blue Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m Blue Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m
Content 30 meter (EUR 2.32 * / 1 meter)
EUR 69.71 *
Blue Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m Blue Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 4.70 *
Blue Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m Blue Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m
Content 20 meter (EUR 2.95 * / 1 meter)
EUR 59.00 *
Blue Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m Blue Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m
Content 100 meter (EUR 2.50 * / 1 meter)
EUR 249.90 *
Light-Red PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x Light-Red PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x
Content 50 pcs (EUR 0.09 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 4.70 *
Light-Red PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x Light-Red PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x
Content 1000 pcs (EUR 0.07 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 69.71 *
Light-Red PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x Light-Red PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.05 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 249.90 *
Light-Red Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m Light-Red Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 3.32 *
Light-Red Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m Light-Red Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m
Content 30 meter (EUR 2.32 * / 1 meter)
EUR 69.71 *
Light-Red Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m Light-Red Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m
Content 150 meter (EUR 1.85 * / 1 meter)
EUR 277.27 *
Light-Red Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m Light-Red Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 4.70 *
Light-Red Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m Light-Red Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m
Content 20 meter (EUR 2.95 * / 1 meter)
EUR 59.00 *
Light-Red Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m Light-Red Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m
Content 100 meter (EUR 2.50 * / 1 meter)
EUR 249.90 *
Yellow PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x Yellow PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x
Content 50 pcs (EUR 0.09 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 4.70 *
Yellow PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x Yellow PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x
Content 1000 pcs (EUR 0.07 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 69.71 *
Yellow PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x Yellow PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.05 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 249.90 *
Yellow Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m Yellow Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 3.32 *
Yellow Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m Yellow Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m
Content 30 meter (EUR 2.32 * / 1 meter)
EUR 69.71 *
Yellow Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m Yellow Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m
Content 150 meter (EUR 1.85 * / 1 meter)
EUR 277.27 *
Yellow Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m Yellow Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 4.70 *
Yellow Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m Yellow Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m
Content 20 meter (EUR 2.95 * / 1 meter)
EUR 59.00 *
Yellow Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m Yellow Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m
Content 100 meter (EUR 2.50 * / 1 meter)
EUR 249.90 *
Green PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x Green PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 50x
Content 50 pcs (EUR 0.09 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 4.70 *
Green PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x Green PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1000x
Content 1000 pcs (EUR 0.07 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 69.71 *
Green PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x Green PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.05 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 249.90 *
Green Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m Green Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 3.32 *
Green Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m Green Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 30m
Content 30 meter (EUR 2.32 * / 1 meter)
EUR 69.71 *
Green Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m Green Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 150m
Content 150 meter (EUR 1.85 * / 1 meter)
EUR 277.27 *
Green Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m Green Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 1m
Content 1 meter
EUR 4.70 *
Green Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m Green Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 20m
Content 20 meter (EUR 2.95 * / 1 meter)
EUR 59.00 *
Green Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m Green Heat-Shrink 3.4:1 MEDIUM 100m
Content 100 meter (EUR 2.50 * / 1 meter)
EUR 249.90 *
Two-Blues PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x Two-Blues PRE-CUT Heat-Shrink 4:1 SMALL 5000x
Content 5000 pcs (EUR 0.04 * / 1 pcs)
EUR 202.30 *