Alpha Wire LSZH FIT Tubing
April 30, 2014Back to all News »
Alpha Wire Expands FIT Heat-Shrink Tubing Line
FIT-221L LSZH halogen-free tubing and FIT-FILL adhesives give users more choice
Alpha Wire has expanded its popular FIT family of heat-shrink tubing products to include a new low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) tubing option and FIT-FILL adhesive filler.
“Our new FIT-221L LSZH heat-shrink tubing is a highly flexible, environmentally friendly, flame-retardant option to standard tubing because it contains no lead, no halogens, has low-smoke generation, and produces no toxic fumes when burned,” states Tim Howlett, Director of Marketing at Alpha Wire. “Not only will FIT-221L tubing help our OEM and maintenance customers satisfy CA Prop 65 and RoHS requirements in a variety of applications, its low outgassing meets NASA requirements.”
Made from premium compounds under the tightest manufacturing controls,
the low-outgassing FIT-221 LSZH tubing features a shrink ratio of 2:1, temperature range of -55°C to +105°C, and ten sizes ranging from 3/64” to 1” in diameter.
A unique adhesive filler, FIT-FILL is amber bead-like balls of adhesive that are ideal for use when additional adhesive is needed, or when the tubing does not effectively cover the desired locations. Available in packs of 1000, FIT-FILL is an ideal complement to FIT heat-shrink tubing for applications involving multiple wires in a tubing array, where the tubing’s inner adhesive does not touch the inner wires. FIT-FILL aids in creating a better tubing-to-cable seal to prevent water entry, while providing extra protection to maintain the integrity of the cable.