What is Heavy Duty PET braided sleeving?
Heavy wall braided sleeving is made form the same raw material stock (Polyethylene Terephthalate a.k.s PET) as our general purpose PET braid. The only difference is that the individual filaments that make up the braid are 50% thicker than those used in the standard PET braid. This added thickness provides more abrasion resistance and longer product life. PET HD performs in a similar fashion as regular PET braided sleeving. It is expandable up to 3 times its resting diameter and cuts easily with scissors, however there will be fraying at the ends when cut with scissors. How our braid is different from our competitors’ What most suppliers won’t tell you is that all braid is not created equally. Most of the low cost “manufacturers” in the USA don’t actually make their own braid. They just buy bulk spools from a braided sleeving manufacturer, and respool to smaller, more economical spools. We take this process a few steps further. With the exception of some of our metallized products (e.g.