What is heat shrink tubing used for?

- Dec 03, 2018-

Likely to be found just about anywhere there are cables and wires, heat shrink is extremely useful, both for protection and cosmetic enhancement. It can be used to:

  • Seal water and dust out of cable splices

  • Insulate cables and wires against extreme heat in aircraft, boats, and military vehicles

  • Provide a barrier between cables and corrosive chemicals

  • Color code cables for easy identification

  • Harness multiple wires together

  • Make long-lasting labels for network patch cords