Product News: Adhesives & Sealants
Heat-Shrink Tubing, Adhesive Filler offer flexible options.
Press Release Summary:
May 2, 2014 -
Flexible and flame retardant, FIT-221L low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) tubing does not contain any lead or halogens, offers low-smoke generation, and does not produce any toxic fumes when burned. Tubing has shrink ratio of 2:1, can be used from -55 to +105°C, and comes in 10 sizes from 3/64–1 in. dia. As amber, bead-like balls of adhesive, FIT-FILL adhesive filler helps create better tubing-to-cable seal to prevent water entry while providing extra protection to maintain cable integrity.
Original Press Release
Alpha Wire Expands FIT Heat-Shrink Tubing Line
Press release date: April 30, 2014
Elizabeth, NJ – Alpha Wire has expanded its popular FIT family of heat-shrink tubing products to include a new low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) tubing option and FIT-FILL adhesive filler.
“Our new FIT-221L LSZH heat-shrink tubing is a highly flexible, environmentally friendly, flame-retardant option to standard tubing because it contains no lead, no halogens, has low-smoke generation, and produces no toxic fumes when burned,” states Tim Howlett, Director of Marketing at Alpha Wire. “Not only will FIT-221L tubing help our OEM and maintenance customers satisfy CA Prop 65 and RoHS requirements in a variety of applications, its low outgassing meets NASA requirements.”
Made from premium compounds under the tightest manufacturing controls, the low-outgassing FIT-221 LSZH tubing features a shrink ratio of 2:1, temperature range of -55°C to +105°C, and ten sizes ranging from 3/64” to 1” in diameter.
A unique adhesive filler, FIT-FILL is amber bead-like balls of adhesive that are ideal for use when additional adhesive is needed, or when the tubing does not effectively cover the desired locations. Available in packs of 100, FIT-FILL is an ideal complement to FIT heat-shrink tubing for applications involving multiple wires in a tubing array, where the tubing’s inner adhesive does not touch the inner wires. FIT-FILL aids in creating a better tubing-to-cable seal to prevent water entry, while providing extra protection to maintain the integrity of the cable.
For additional information, contact Alpha Wire at 800-52-ALPHA (522-5742) in North America, 800-288-8809 in Europe, and 21-61498201 in Asia. Also, please visit our website to download data sheets, access search filters, and request free samples of FIT tubing and FIT-FILL. www.alphawire.com
About Alpha Wire
For over 80 years, Alpha Wire has designed and manufactured industry-leading wire, cable, and tubing products for factory automation, packaging, automotive, alternative energy, and other technically advanced applications. Beyond giving our customers the cables they trust for quality and reliable high performance, we give them the committed service they deserve. We help customers find the best possible solutions to production and manufacturing challenges with small put-ups, logistical excellence, and broad inventory for dependable, same-day shipment.
Marketing Communications Manager