Optinova PTFE Zebra (Spiral) heat shrink (HS) is used for flexible endoscopic devices by being recovered on a guidewire, the unique colour pattern indicates movement of the wire to aid the surgeon and being PTFE also provides a lubricious coating due to the low friction. While Zebra heat shrink is not a one size fits all solution, we will be happy to tailor a solution to meet your requirements.
We offer shrink ratios of up to 4:1, furthermore, you have the possibility to sterilize our Zebra heat shrink using either
EtO or Autoclave. PTFE is also an excellent electrical insulator, while covering a wide temperature range from -200°C to +260°C.
The recovery temperature is 340°C +/- 5°C and the recovery times vary, depending on the design.