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Case study: Geo-Shrink® heat shrink


We provided one of our oil and gas customers with Geo-shrink® heat shrink sleeving. Used in core sample analysis, the heat shrink material needed to be resistant to temperatures, brine solutions, chemicals and oil residue.

The project: Geo-Shrink® heat shrink

One of our customers required heat shrink for use in core sample analysis in an oil and gas application. Both thin and light wall heat shrink was needed in large volumes and to tight deadlines. For this project, we recommended Geo-shrink® heat shrink sleeving.

Made from special fluoropolymers developed over 25 years ago, Geo-Shrink® heat shrink sleeving has since gained acceptance with core analysis contractors, oil company exploration and production research laboratories. To survive the harsh environment of the off-shore industry, Geo-shrink® is designed to withstand extremely high working temperatures, brine solutions, chemicals and oil residue.

Geo-shrink® heat shrink properties

Thanks to its unique properties, Geo-Shrink® heat shrink is well suited for specialist geological techniques like unconsolidated and friable reservoir sediment core analysis.

  • Can be shrunk onto frozen, punched and standard core plugs

  • Relatively low shrinkage temperature

  • Temperature stable in live crude and reservoir brine to +200 °C

  • Completely unaffected by simulation brine

  • Total chemical and solvent resistance

  • Stable specific gravity

  • Non-toxic

  • Transparent

Geo-Shrink® is available in a wide range of sizes, from 31mm to 160mm ID, and 0.50mm and 0.70mm thickness. We can also offer custom under expanded sizes cut to length, for specific testing applications.

Here at Adtech, we are specialists in delivering innovative fluoropolymer solutions for your technical applications. Find out more about our Geo-Shrink® Heat Shrink Sleeving.

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