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Catalog Number 2016.001.027
Description Raychem 3/4 DR25 Heat Shrink Tube, c. 1957-1999. Black rubber tube with writing printed in orange ink. Tube is cut on both sides. One side the cut is cleaner and the other is more ragged. "RAYCHEM 3/4 DR 25" is printed twice in orange ink along the tube.
Object Name Tube
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Raychem 3/4 DR25 Heat Shrink Tube, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "RAYCHEM 3/4 DR 25" (printed in orange ink twice on black tube).
Notes Raychem DR25 Tubing is heat shrink tubing typically used in vehicles to protect cables. The elastomer material is resistant to heat and vehicle fluids like diesel fuels, hydraulic fluids and lubricating oils.
[ 1/26/2016]

"Raychem was founded on January 1, 1957. It grew rapidly by creating proprietary new products based on Radiation processing of polymers to meet critical and difficult industry needs for electrical circuit integrity in harsh environments. Included in these initial products were irradiated wire insulation and heat shrinkable tubing. Markets included Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Telecommunications and Electrical Power Generation markets.
"In 1968, Raychem acquired Chemelex leading Raychem to extend its radiation polymer processing technology to polymers filled with conductive carbon creating a family of "Self Limiting Heaters". This technology was further extended to produce resettable switches forming the enabling technology for the "Polyswitch" Division.
"As Raychem grew into a world class Material Science Company, additional technologies explored, developed and taken to market were Heat Recoverable Metals, Piezoelectric Materials (Elographics), Silicone Gels (Geltek) and Liquid Crystals (Taliq).
"Each year, Raychem devoted between 8 and 10 percent of sales into Research and Development resulting in thousands of new products based on the technologies listed above. Research and Product Development labaratories, in addition to Menlo Park and Redwood City were established in Swindon, UK, Kessel-Lo, Belgium, Ottobrunn, Germany, Pontois, France and Japan.
"Manning these laboratories were an extremely creative and talented group of scientists and engineers who found innovative ways to use technologies to create new products."
[ 12/31/2015]
Dimensions H-0.75 W-0.75 D-28.75 inches
Search Terms Automobile
Menlo Park
Subjects Automobile equipment & supplies