PTFE Fire Resistant Heat Shrink Protects Components

Fort Worth, Tx April 3, 2008 - PTFE Texflour(TM) Heat Shrinkable Tubing, from Parker-TexLoc of Ft. Worth, Texas, is a fluoropolymer heat shrink that protects components from heat, sparks and contaminants. With a V-O flammability rating, it is often used in applications where fire hazards are present, such as aircraft harnesses or electrical cable assemblies. In addition, it is self-extinguishing and handles temperatures as high as 500°F (260°C).

PTFE Texflour(TM) Heat Shrinkable Tubing is supplied in an expanded state, allowing easy slippage over cables, fittings and other protrusions. When heated, the tubing conforms to the size and shape of the original object, providing a protective covering. It may also be used to repair electrical wiring, fittings, cords and other objects that need to be protected from heat, water, dust or corrosion.

PTFE Texflour(TM) Heat Shrink is available in sizes ranging as small as .020"/.51mm up to 2"/51mm. Standard product is offered in 2:1 and 4:1 shrink ratio's and most standard products are supplied with a thin wall, promoting quick installations. The thin wall also keeps the tubing flexible when flexibility is an issue. Custom expansion ratio's, sizes and 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 commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 51 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, or its investor information site at

For more information, please 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

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