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Catalog Number 2016.001.024
Description Raychem Kynar Tubes, c. 1957-1999. Thirteen Polyvinylidene Fluoride plastic tubes. Three inch long tubes are clear with lettering pressed into the plastic and printed in black. Half of two tubes has been shrunk using heat. The plastic on the shrunk side is less transparent and browning from the heat.
Object Name Tube
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Raychem Kynar Tubes, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "RAYCHEM KYNAR 1/4" (black print on clear plastic).
Notes Kynar Tubing is a thin walled heatshrinking sleeve which is resistent to high temperatures and chemicals.
[http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/2777910/?cm_mmc=aff-_-uk-_-octopart-_-2777910 1/20/2016]

"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."
[http://blog.heatshrinksleeves.com/2015/09/raychem-history.html 12/31/2015]
Dimensions H-0.25 W-0.25 D-3 inches
Dimension Details One tube.
Search Terms Business
Business and Industry
Heat-Shrink Tubing
Industry
Manufacturing
Raychem Corporation
Raychem Corporation Products
Subjects Business
Industry
Products
Radiation chemistry