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Catalog Number 2016.001.009
Description Raychem Chemelex Electro-Wrap, c. 1968-1999. Flat piece of clear Teflon with off-white paper encased within. Paper has black and red writing which describes the product and how to use it. The Chemelex logo is printed twice in black and red on the front side. Two, six inch by two inch sections are printed with small red triangles. Two sets of red parallel lines run the length of the paper indicating where the product should be crimped. The back side of the paper has numbers printed along edge.
Object Name Heater, Strip
Collection 3D - Glass, Plastic & Clayworking Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem Chemelex Electro-Wrap, c. 1968-1999
Date c. 1968-1999
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "CRIMP BETWEEN LINES" (printed in black in 16 times between red lines); "CHEMELEX / ELECTRO-WRAP R / SA CAT. NO. 3241 / TEFLON / 300 F MAX. / 24 W/FT. / 115 VAC / 20 AMPS. MAX." (printed in black ink below the logo, repeats twice); "U.S. PATENT NOS. / 2.803.566/2.891.228/2.952.761/2.995.529/3.002.862 / 3.179.554 OTHER PATENTS PENDING / PRINTED IN U.S.A." (printed in red ink below product description); "115V 24W/LFT A72R48" (printed twice on back of paper in black).
Notes "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-3.75 W-24.5 inches
Search Terms Electric
Industry
Menlo Park
Raychem
Technology
Subjects Electricity
Heat
Patents
Wire