Custom & Standard Heat Shrink Tubing

Optimal Clinical Outcome for Every Application

Lubrizol Life Science Health’s precision heat shrink tubing capabilities yield efficient solutions for a broad range of medical devices. Our high shrink ratios ensure a high compression force at low recovery temperatures (250–400°F / 121–204°C). Excellent concentricity and flexible thin-wall construction facilitate ease of use, excellent fit and compliance.

Heat shrink tubing applications range from device bonding — including balloon bonding, lab bonding, butt bonding — to protective sheathing, marker banding and strain reliefs.

Process Controls to Meet All Your Needs

LLS Health offers a range of standard heat shrink tubing sizes to help you meet tight deadlines — plus the ability to produce custom sizes to achieve more precise fits. We draw upon our engineering expertise to optimize and control the extrusion, crosslinking and expansion process, providing consistent quality polyolefin heat shrink solutions.

Because heat shrink tubing recovers to a smaller diameter after heating, we put the proper process controls in place to ensure that every product meets your requirements for minimum expanded inner diameter, maximum recovered inner diameter, recovered wall thickness and length. Plus, we offer a full range of polyolefin materials, including LDPE, MDPE and LLDPE (low-, medium- and linear low-density polyethylene) options to meet your specific design and process needs.

Exceptional Manufacturing Capabilities

LLS Health’s experienced staff utilizes high concentricity, proper radiation dosages and a tight expansion process to manufacture the most challenging heat shrink tubing. Our expertise includes:

  • Standard and custom sizes
  • Expanded ID 0.01"–0.30" (0.25 mm–7.62 mm)
  • Expanded wall thicknesses as thin as 0.0003" (0.00762 mm)
  • Length: 0.5"–60" (1.2 cm–152.4 cm), continuous length for some sizes
  • Shrink ratios as high as 10:1
  • Rapid and low recovery temperatures of 250–400°F / 121–204°C, depending on material
  • Colors: clear and customer-specified