What is M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing?
M23053 is heat shrink tubing used to increase the overall durability of wire and cable. This specific spec is rated to military standards and can be used for military applications. M23053 tubing is used to protect wire and cable from external damages, including chemicals, water, corrosion, and surface abrasion. In addition to protection, heat shrink tubing is also flexible and offers extreme heat resistance.
This heat shrink tubing can be made of various materials. Some of the most popular materials of M23053 heat shrink tubing are Polyolefin, Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Neoprene, Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Kynar, and PVC. The tubing shrinks to a predetermined size/ratio when the heat is applied.
Heat shrink tubing can be used in a variety of applications. The most common uses for heat shrink tubing are strain relief, wire bundling, electrical insulation, mechanical protection, environmental protection, and component identification. Heat shrink tubing can also be used for repairs, either temporary or permanent. Different types of heat shrink tubing have different shrink ratios to ensure the proper fit for your application. There are options such as 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1.
Mil-Spec Tubing Options
Some of the most common M23053 slants are /5 and /6, /11, /13, and Kynar /8. M23053/5 and M23053/6 are Polyolefin heat shrink tubing. These two slants have excellent resistance to water, fungus, and UV light. They can be used in applications for bundling, insulation, protection, water and dust proofing, and shock protection. Shrink ratios for this tubing range from 2:1 to 4:1.
M23053/11 is FEP heat shrink tubing. This slant boasts high heat and nonstick components which allows it to make a tight seal around components. It can be used in applications that require excellent chemical resistance, as well as high heat situations. The shrink ratio is 3:1.
M23053/13 is Viton heat shrink tubing. This slant is ideal for use where high flexibility is needed in either low or high temperatures. It is also good for use where protection from abrasion, fuels, acids, and solvents are present. The shrink ratio for Viton heat shrink is 2:1.
M23053/8 is Kynar heat shrink tubing. This slant is a semi-rigid and flame retardant, Polyvinylidene Fluoride thin wall tubing. It has great cut-through, abrasion, and heat resistance properties. M23053/8 is used for jacketing components, fuse coverings, or where strain relief is needed. The properties of Kynar tubing allow it to be flexed, bent, or twisted without using its mechanical or electrical strength. It has a 2:1 shrink ratio.
There are many other options of heat shrink tubing in addition to the ones mentioned above. If you have any questions as to which heat shrink tubing option is good for your application, be sure to check out our Heat Shrink Tubing FAQ page or visit our main Heat Shrink Tubing page.