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What colours are heat shrink tubings available in?

By 4th January 2017
Heat shrink colours

Heat shrink colours – What colours are heat shrink tubings available in?

When it comes to heat shrink colours, many people ask us the same question, “what colours are heat shrink tubing products available in?”.  The answer is in fact quite complicated as the products are available in a wide range of colours; some standard and some that are specialist or bespoke.

The first thing to know is that that within the electronics industry, the standard colours are internationally recognised as follows:

Standard Colour Abreviation Electronics market Colour Code
BLACK BLK 0
BROWN BRN 1
RED RED 2
PINK PNK 2L
ORANGE ORN 3
YELLOW YLW 4
GREEN/YELLOW STRIPE
(EARTH)
GYS 45
GREEN GRN 5
BLUE BLU 6
VIOLET VLT 7
GREY GRY 8
WHITE WHT 9
CLEAR/TRANSPARENT CLR X

The heat shrink colours listed in the table above will differ and are not controlled or standardised by a Ral colour chart or similar colour scale, so between manufacturers (or even different batches of the same manufacturers material), it is not uncommon to find slight colour variation.

When it comes to bespoke colours, many applications now call for the heat shrink tubing to be supplied to a specific RAL colour (or another industry standard colour code), these are available but usually, have to be manufactured specifically to meet the individual requirement.  This is generally not a problem but the following considerations must always be made:

  1.  It is likely the MOQ (minimum order quantity) will be greatly increased.
  2. The price is likely to be much higher than normal.
  3. A significant lead time is likely to be imposed.

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