How can I get a fray resistant braided sleeve?
There are are few different types of fray resistant braided sleeves on the market. One particular type has a resin applied to the braid causing the individual filaments to stick to each other. This product is sold in the market at a very high premium (more than 2x the price of our sleeving). Other types consist of nothing more than a tighter braid, causing the braid to fray less than normal when cut with scissors.
We offer three simple solutions to this problem:
1) Since our braid is heatset, it has some inherent fray resistance. This will allow for easy installation without much fray. Cover the ends with heat shrink tubing (our 3:1 dual wall is a great solution since it’s sold in 4 foot pieces instead of spools).
2) Purchase a hot knife in the market,a hot knife is a great way to get a true non-fray end on your. Just simply turn it on, and run the sleeve down the blade, and the sleeve is cut very easily. Just make sure you’re in a well ventilated area.