CDM Electronics (Turnersville, NJ), an authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, has announced the availability of their deep inventory of SAE AS23053 extended dimensional life heat shrink tubing manufactured by Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products Inc. (SEIP). The new SAE AS23053 standard requiring QPL approval replaces MIL-I-23053, MIL-DTL-23053 and SAE-AMS-DTL-23053 specifications, which establish the requirements for various types and colors of electrical insulating sleeving that will shrink to a predetermined size upon the application of heat. It notably allows manufacturers to certify their material up to 12 years. Non-MIL-SPEC products continue to have unlimited dimensional life. Targeting military and aerospace applications, SAE AS23053 heat shrink tubing promotes enhanced interconnect strain relief, sealing protection from fluid or fuel, abrasion resistance, environmental protection and wire bundling, as well as facilitates marking.