Fiberglass sleeves serve as an easy, affordable alternative to heat-shrink tubing. Fiberglass solutions are engineered to fit comfortably over wire and cable without requiring initial shrinking to size through the use of heat. Fiberglass sleeving offers a range of unique benefits, including its ability to be resin-saturated or heavyweight braided, meaning it will not burn, melt, or become brittle. It’s also cut-through and abrasion-resistant, but can be easily cut with scissors, making it easy to install.
There’s minimal dusting when fiberglass sleeves are cut and handled, and they easily resist gasoline and engine chemicals. Fiberglass sleeving is also resistant to extremely high temperatures; therefore, it’s commonly used as thermal protection for items such as wires, cables, and hoses that are continuously subjected to harsh environments, such as those found in engine manifolds and exhaust systems.
Extremely tough and durable, fiberglass sleeving is able to maintain its structure under extreme vibration, abrasion, mechanical stress, and temperature variations. It's used in a variety of applications to deflect or retain heat in conditions reaching 1,200 °F.
Fiberglass Sleeving Customization OptionsFiberglass sleeving
offers endless customization options. It can be supplied as heated-treated fiberglass, vinyl-coated fiberglass, modified acrylic-coated fiberglass, silicone rubber-coated fiberglass, thin-wall fiberglass, expandable monofilament, and heat-treated and saturated fiberglass.
Fiberglass sleeving usually comes in muted colors, such as black, white, clear, and natural, a tan hue. It’s typically braided, expandable braided, or knitted, and has usually undergone a heat treating procedure. Sleeving from 0.024 inch to 2.5 inch in diameter is available to meet various sizing needs. And since material is spooled, requests of nearly any length can be easily accommodated.
Fiberglass sleeving can be customized for a wide range of industries and environments, including restaurants, retail stores, hospitals, machining, aerospace, transportation, heavy equipment, iron and steel, and wastewater. Specific uses include motor insulation, generator and appliance leads, welding equipment, alternator and starter applications, thermal insulation on oxygen sensors, heating elements, lighting fixtures, robotics, and ignitor and component leads.