Shelf-Life Recommendations

Published: 5 years ago | Last Updated: 6 days ago

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The following information below lists the maximum accepted shelf-life period for Zippertubing® products from the date of manufacture when stored at a temperature of 72 ºF (22 ºC), 50 % R.H. and not exposed to direct sunlight. Storage conditions other than those stated above may result in a shorter shelf-life. Materials should only be purchased in quantities such that all materials are consumed prior to the material exceeding its recommended shelf-life.

Shelf-life and service life are two different issues and should not be confused. Service life can be expected to be far longer than the shelf-life. It is impossible to accurately define service life as it will vary with the material type and severity of the application.

If a material is found to have exceeded the recommended shelf-life date, review the Zippertubing® Shelf-Life Re-certification document for procedures to determine if the material life can be extended.

All materials which utilize a (PSA) adhesive closure shall have the base material shelf-life value stated left reduced to 12 months. Refer to the Zippertubing® Shelf-life Re-certification procedure for a method to extend shelf life.

Extruded Films
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf-Life 36 Months 63-10
63-20
Shelf-Life 60 Months FEP-10
PFR-18
Viton

Coated Fabrics
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf-Life 36 Months DVH-20
DVH-40
FRC-15
PVL-10
VNH-23
NET-30
Shelf-Life 60 Months PTG-5
RPU-17
SRFG-32
TREVIRA

Hi Temp > 260°c
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf-Life 60 Months ALHTG-65
ALR-550
Moderate Temp < 260°c
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf-Life 60 Months ALP-500
ALS-5
ALSR-15
SAM-1000
ALK-19

Mesh Shielding
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf Life 60 Months SHX-2-SnCuFe
SHX-4-SnCuFe
SHX-2-SS
SHX-4-SS

Foil Shielding
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf Life 36 Months SH1-Laminate
Shelf Life 60 Months SH1-Foil-Shielding

Cloth Shielding
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf Life 60 Months Z-3250-CN
Z-5080-CN
Z-7200-C

Adhesive Tapes
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf Life 12 Months Pasticizer Resistant
Electrically Conductive
High Temperature
Specialty Surface
PFR-8235

Pressure Tracks
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf Life 36 Months D-Track-LT
R-Track
Z-Track (PVC)
EZ-Track (PVC)
Shelf Life 60 Months Z-Track (FEP)
Z-Track (PFR)
EZ-Track (TPU)

Hook-and-Loop
Shelf-Life Materials
Shelf Life 36 Months NYLON
POLYESTER
ARAMID
Pull Thru Sleeving
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf-Life 36 Months Z flex® (63)
Z flex® (PVL)
Z flex® (VNH)
ZTT
Shelf-Life 60 Months Z flex® (PFR)

Heat Shrink Wrap
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf-Life 24 Months PRT
PRT (CLEAR)
PRT-ES (100)
PRT-ES (135)
PRT (Transition)
Shelf-Life 60 Months Z-Block (100)
Z-Block (135)

Lightweight Jacketing
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf-Life 24 Months Z-Wrap (PVL)
Z-Wrap (DVH)
Shelf-Life 36 Months Connector Cover
Snap-Grip®
Shelf-Life 60 Months Zip-On-RPU
Shielding Tapes & Wraps
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf-Life 12 Months ZT-Shield (3250)
Z-3250-Tape
Z-Foil
Zip-Mesh (AL)
Zip-Mesh (CU)
Z-Shield (3250)
Z-Shield (2L)
Z-Shield (5080)
Shelf-Life 36 Months Connector Cover (Shielded)

EMI Shielding Heat Shrink
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf Life 24 Months PRT-1553 (100)
PRT-1553 (135)
PRT-S (3250)
PRT-S (7200)
Shelf Life 60 Months Shrink-N-Shield (2:1)
Shrink-N-Shield (3:1)
Shrink-N-Shield (4:1)
Shrink-N-Shield (2X)
Shrink-N-Shield (FE)
Shrink-N-Shield (HW)
Shrink-N-Shield (PVDF)
Shrink-N-Shield (TW)

Thermal Management Sleeving and Jackets
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf Life 60 Months Insuflect (650)

Thermal Wraps & Heat Reflective Tapes
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf Life 12 Months Heat-Wrap
ZT-Tape

Moored/Towed Cable Fairings
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf-Life 36 Months MCF-10 (Z-Track)
TCF-20 (Z-Track)

EMI Jackets & Expandable Sleeves
Shelf-Life Proven Solutions
Shelf Life 36 Months Flex-Shield (HP)
Snap-Grip® (AL)
Zipper-Mesh (63)
Zipper-Mesh (PVL)
Zipper-Mesh (VNH)
Shelf Life 60 Months Zipper-Mesh
Zipper-Mesh (PFR)

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