As modern day consumers, we are exposed to a variety of materials in different applications on a daily basis. Some are solid and rather difficult to change. Take for instance, products made of natural woods. Some are extremely small and full of electronic components, just look at your cell phone or laptop computer. The components of these devices may vary but all have an impact on the final product they are placed in. Another way to approach materials is to find ones that are both flexible enough that they can be formed into whatever the consumer needs as well as reliable enough to stand up to specified conditions. For instance, the PFA properties in tubing allow it to be heat shrank and molded for a variety of industries.
The construction industry introduces a wide variety of materials to vendors and consumers alike. The materials can be used to build a structure like wood that can be used to frame out a house or a deck. They can be used to repair damage done, take for instance the caulking that is used to fill in nail holes prior to painting a room.
Another small, but very important type of material that can be used for many reasons in the construction industry is heat shrink tubing. When installed properly this material is likely not going to be seen by the consumer, unless it needs repair. However, it is still very important as it can be used to cover wiring or cover connections to protect them from the elements and other damaging forces.
Another industry that relies on tubing in many different ways is the medical industry. Here there are many uses for tubes comprised of a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. Some may be used to feed a patient who cannot intake food orally. Tubes are also used in the nasal cannula that allows patients to receive supplemental oxygen. If a patient is traumatically injured, just had surgery, or is fighting off an infection tubes may be inserted to help relieve pressure and drain a specific area. These tubes are made of various materials that can be quickly cleaned and sterilized including heat shrink tubing.
Perhaps one of the largest industries that rely on the pliability of tubing is the world of science. While not every science is laboratory based, a great many use labs to draw a conclusion on a subject. Whether the scientist is working on the next treatment for cancer or is trying to figure out the formula for the next brand of soft drink they are going to be using a lab for at least part of their work. The PFA properties of tubing including heat shrink allows scientists to manipulate and protect their equipment.
Tubing of this kind is also a good choice for science due to the fact that it can be reused once it has been cleaned using a variety of methods. Some of these include autoclaving, gas sterilization and microwaving.
Having access to material that is both pliable and reliable can be crucial in a variety of industries. Tubing allows for protection, easy cleanup and stabilization of a person or material when needed.