Heat-Shrinkable Tubing meets new standards.

Press Release Summary:

Revised material formula makes Versafit 3x, V2, and V4 heat-shrinkable tubing meet MIL SPEC-SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/5 Class 1 and 3 and new standard UL 224 VW-1 for heat aging and heat shock. Tubing is free from polybrominated bi-phenyls and polybrominated biphenyl oxides and ethers, simplifying end-life disposal. Applications include insulation and protection of wire bundles and components in aggressive or hot operating environments.

Original Press Release:

Tyco Electronics Enhances Versafit Tubing Performance Characteristics

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27 - Tyco Electronics has introduced a revised material formula to enhance the performance characteristics of its highly flame-retardant Versafit heat-shrinkable tubing. In a global initiative, to upgrade this product line to remain fully compliant with stringent new industry standards, the improved formula has been developed to deliver superior fluid and heat aging resistance.

Versafit is highly flame-retardant heat-shrinkable tubing, which offers an effective solution for the insulation and protection of wire bundles and components in aggressive or hot operating environments. It is ideal for use with a wide variety of commercial, industrial and military equipment and electronics equipment, across a range of markets including; automotive, aerospace, and defense.

Versafit products meet demanding specifications including; MIL SPEC-SAE-AMS-DTL-23053/5 Class 1 and 3 and UL 224 VW-1 (the new UL standard for heat aging and heat shock, which came into effect in December 2001). These products address the environmental issues surrounding end-life disposal - being free from polybrominated bi-phenyls and polybrominated biphenyl oxides and ethers.

Immediately, Versafit and the Versafit 3x, V2 and V4 products worldwide will be produced in the revised material formulation, while retaining the original product codes for a seamless transition.

In announcing the development, Dennis Montefusco, Tyco Electronics' product manager for Versafit commented, "In developing this high spec formula, we are providing our customers with compliance to new standards from an existing and well proven product line".

For more information on Versafit tubing, contact Victoria Cormier at 1-650-361-4470 or send e-mail to newproducts@tycoelectronics.com.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS Tyco Electronics is one of the major business units of Tyco International (NYSE: TYC, LSE: TYI, BSE: TYC). Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer, and a world leader in cutting-edge wireless technologies, fiber optic active components, and complete power systems. The company has facilities located in 51 countries serving customers in the aerospace, automotive, computer, communications, consumer electronics, industrial and power industries. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over thirty well-known and respected product brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP Netconnect, Buchanan, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, HTS, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

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