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Western Filament, Inc. - Expandable Sleeving

Western Filament’s Expandable Sleeving is a lightweight, self-fitting sleeving designed to protect and restrain wires, wire bundles, cables, hoses and flat or ribbon cable assemblies. Called “Chinese finger material” by some, expandable sleeving is flexible and self-fitting and adjusts to irregular surfaces and contours.

 

With uses in the electronic, electrical, automotive, aviation, aerospace, industrial, telecommunication and motor industries, Western Filament’s expandable sleeving is the perfect product to increase abrasion-resistance and protect against cuts, impacts and snagging.

 

Western Filament, founded in 1938 and manufacturing from our centrally-located Colorado facility, has become the lowest-cost expandable sleeving producer in the world. Whether your product is one of our 13 different stocked sleevings manufactured from polyester, Halar, Nomex, Kevlar, Fiberglass, Nextel, PFA or Ryton, or a special sleeving manufactured to your specifications, Western Filament can deliver a top quality product on time and under budget. Call our factory today to place an order or get answers to your technical questions.

 

When you are looking for quality, delivery, technical expertise and a truly competitive price, remember Western Filament, the low-cost provider.

 

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  • Abrasion Resistant
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  • Lightweight
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  • Polyester - OVERVIEW +

    Polyester Expandable Sleeving (Type P) PT/PT

    The most cost-effective and widely used material. Good chemical and abrasion resistance. Many general manufacturing, automotive, telecommunication, industrial and electronic uses.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    PT0125 1/8 3/321/4 1,000
    PT0250 1/4 1/81/2 1,000
    PT0313 5/16 1/45/16 1,000
    PT0375 3/8 1/45/8 500
    PT0500 1/2 1/43/4 500
    PT0750 3/4 1/21 1/4 500
    PT1000 1 3/41 1/2 250
    PT1250 1 1/4 3/41 3/4 250
    PT1500 1 1/2 12 1/2 250
    PT1750 1 3/4 1 1/42 1/2 200
    PT2000 2 1 1/23 100
    PT2500 2 1/2 1 3/43/12 100
  • Flame Retardant Polyester - OVERVIEW +

    Flame Retardant Expandable Sleeving (Type FR) FR/FR

    Self-extinguishing, with good chemical and abrasion resistance. Aviation, automotive, electrical and space applications.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    FR0125 1/8 3/32 – 1/4 1,000
    FR0250 1/4 1/8 – 1/2 1,000
    FR0375 3/8 1/4 – 5/8 500
    FR0500 1/2 1/4 – 3/4 500
    FR0750 3/4 1/2 – 1 1/4 500
    FR1250 1 1/4 3/4 – 1 3/4 250
    FR1500 1 1/2 1 1/4 – 2 1/2 250
    FR1750 1 3/4 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 250
    FR2000 2 1 1/2 – 3 100
    FR2500 2 1/2 2 – 3 1/2 100
  • Flame Retardant Tight Weave Polyester - OVERVIEW +

    Flame Retardant Tight Weave Expandable Sleeving (Type FRTW) FR/TW

    The same qualities of polyester tight weave with the added increase in density and coverage. Recommend use where self-extinguishing snag-resistance coverage and protection are critical.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    FRTW0125 1/8 1/8 – 13/64 1,000
    FRTW0250 1/4 1/4 – 3/8 1,000
    FRTW0313 5/16 1/4 – 1/2 500
    FRTW0500 1/2 1/2 – 5/8 500
    FRTW0562 9/16 1/2 – 3/4 500
    FRTW0750 3/4 3/4 – 1 500
    FRTW1000 1 3/4 – 1 1/4 250
    FRTW1250 1 1/4 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 250
    FRTW1500 1 1/2 1 1/2 – 1 7/8 250
    FRTW1750 1 3/4 1 3/4 – 2 3/8 250
  • Halar  - OVERVIEW +

    Halar® Expandable Sleeving (Type H) HR/HR

    Excellent chemical and abrasion resistance, withstands use with harsh chemicals, higher temperatures and more difficult mechanical environments. Aviation, automotive, space and telecommunications applications.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    HR0125 1/8 3/32 – 1/4 1,000
    HR0250 1/4 1/8 – 1/2 1,000
    HR0500 1/2 1/4 – 3/4 500
    HR0750 3/4 1/2 – 1 1/4 500
    HR1250 1 1/4 3/4 – 1 3/4 250
    HR1750 1 3/4 1 1/4 – 2 1/2 200
  • Halar C8844 - OVERVIEW +

    Halar® Expandable Sleeving (Type H) HR/HR

    Excellent chemical and abrasion resistance, withstands harsh chemicals, higher temperatures and challenging mechanical environments. Manufactured specifically without a tracer in Black to the Lockheed Specification.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    HR0250BKNT 1/4 1/8 – 3/8 1,000
    HR0500BKNT 1/2 1/4 – 3/4 500
    HR0625BKNT 5/8 1/2 – 7/8 500
    HR0750BKNT 3/4 1/2 – 1 1/4 500
    HR0875BKNT 7/8 5/8 – 1 1/2 250
  • PEEK HTP-250 - OVERVIEW +

    PEEK® HTP-250 Expandable Sleeving (Type PK) PEEK/HTP-250

    Lightweight replacement for PFA sleeving. Self-extinguishing and low out-gassing, which makes it a perfect choice for critical aviation, space and industrial applications.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    PK0125 1/8 1/8 – 1/4 1,000
    PK0250 1/4 1/4 – 1/2 1,000
    PK0375 3/8 3/8 – 5/8 500
    PK0500 1/2 1/2 – 7/8 500
    PK0750 3/4 1/2 – 7/8 500
    PK1000 1 3/4 – 1 1/4 250
    PK1250 1 1/4 3/4 – 1 1/2 250
    PK1750 1 3/4 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 250
    PK2000 2 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 100
    PK2500 2 1/2 23 100
  • PPS  - OVERVIEW +

    PPS Expandable Sleeving (Type PPS)

    Exceptional chemical and temperature resistance. Ideal for uses in automotive, industrial, aviation and space, to protect hoses, wire bundles and cable assemblies.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    PPS0125 1/8 1/8 – 3/16 1,000
    PPS0250 1/4 3/16 – 1/2 1,000
    PPS0375 3/8 1/4 – 5/8 500
    PPS500 1/2 3/8 – 3/4 500
    PPS0750 3/4 5/8 – 7/8 500
    PPS1250 1 1/4 1 – 1 1/2 250
    PPS1750 1 3/4 1 1/4 – 2 250
  • PFA Fluoro-Flex 500 - OVERVIEW +

    PFA Fluoro-Flex 500 Expandable Sleeving (Type TF)

    Excellent abrasion and fluid resistance. Ideal for uses in aeronautical, space, electronic, marine, automotive and industrial applications.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    TF0125 1/8 1/8 – 13/64 1,000
    TF0250 1/4 1/4 – 5/16 1,000
    TF0375 3/8 3/8 – 5/8 500
    TF0500 1/2 1/2 – 3/4 500
    TF0750 3/4 3/4 – 1 500
    TF1000 1 1 – 1 1/4 250
    TF1250 1 1/4 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 250
    TF1750 1 3/4 250
    TF2000 2 250
  • Nomex  - OVERVIEW +

    Nomex® Expandable Sleeving

    High-strength, solvent and abrasion resistance. Works well at elevated temperatures. Ideal for aerospace and aviation applications.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    NS0125 1/8 500
    NS0250 1/4 500
    NS0350** 11/32 500
    NS0375 3/8 500
    NS0500 1/2 250
    NS0625 5/8 250
    NS0650** 11/16 250
    NS0750 3/4 250
    NS1000 1 100
    NS1250 1 1/4 100
    NS1500 1 1/2 100
  • Nextel Ceramic - OVERVIEW +

    Nextel® Ceramic Expandable Sleeving

    Excellent temperature, abrasion and fluid resistance. Ideal for aerospace, automotive, aviation and
    electrical applications.

    WFI Part Number Nominal (inches) Size Range (inches) PutUp (feet)
    C0125 1/8 200
    C0250 1/4 200
    C0375 3/8 200
    C0500 1/2 100
    C625 5/8 100
    C0750 3/4 100
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