Medical-Grade FEP Heat Shrink eliminates curling.

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With max constrained elongation up to +5%, Parker TexLoc Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink for catheter forming limits possibility of curling or pigtailing, eliminating marks, ridges, and thread effects. During reflow, product softens and contains resins being reflowed beneath, forming smooth transition and uniform wall from one resin to next. When using thicker wall, 2 paths can be scored 180° apart, facilitating removal. Application determines expanded ID, recovered ID, and wall thickness.



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Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink - Shrinks Faster & Eliminates Curling



Ft. Worth, TX - Parker Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink for catheter forming has a uniform recovery and a maximum constrained elongation up to + 5%. This reduced elongation limits the possibility of curling or pigtailing, thus eliminating marks, ridges and thread effects. Unlike typical FEP heat shrink, which often wrinkles, twist or grows up to 20% in length when shrinking, the new Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink

With a faster recovery time, Parker TexLoc Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink is very responsive in reflow applications for catheter manufacturing. It allows the heat shrink to soften and contain the resins being reflowed beneath, forming a smooth transition and uniform wall from one resin to the next. When using a slightly thicker wall, two paths can be scored 180 degrees apart, enabling easy removal after the reflow is complete. This reduces marring of the resins beneath from gripping or cutting after the shrink process.

Parker TexLoc Medical Grade FEP Heat Shrink is available in custom sizes. Your application determines the expanded I.D., recovered I.D. and wall thickness. In addition, our technology allows faster deliveries, even with the addition of custom enhancements such as scoring and cutting. Samples are available upon request.

With annual sales exceeding $10 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 52,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 53 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.

For more information contact:

Janine Kruit, Marketing

Parker / TexLoc

Parker Hannifin Corp., Parflex Division

4700 Lone Star Blvd.

Ft. Worth, Texas 76106

(800) 423-6551 Fax (800) 438-9562

email: texloc@texloc.com

www.texloc.com

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