Varflex Corporation has been manufacturing electrical insulating sleeving exclusively since its founding and incorporation on May 24, 1924. Our manufacturing facility in Rome, New York employs approximately 150 people and after its most recent expansion in 2013, occupies over 200,000 feet.
Through the years, Varflex has pioneered a number of major developments in sleeving design and production. Not only was Varflex the first to braid fiberglass sleeving and use silicone varnishes to coat them, Varflex has continued to develop new kinds of sleeving that play vital roles in many types of electrical equipment and aircraft in both the commercial and military markets.
Sleeving is an essential component of any electrical machine, motor or appliance and, in response to customer demand within these vast market areas, Varflex has developed an array of insulating sleevings that are available in a variety of sizes and colors, in coils, cut lengths or on spools. Varflex manufactures electrical insulating sleevings that are suitable for high and low temperatures, high and low voltages, as well as for abrasive and other physically demanding applications and hostile environments.
The voltage and temperature ratings of Varflex sleevings are recognized by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), certified by CSA (CSA International) and meet the requirements of, and are on the QPLs (Qualified Products Lists) for, applicable military specifications. For those applications not satisfied through the use of its standard products, Varflex stands ready to supply special coatings and treatments, extra heavy, double- or triple-wall constructions, as well as special braiding and overbraiding, all of which are done in-house.
Although electrical applications are most common, Varflex braided sleevings can also be used to jacket wire, or other small devices, from intense heat, radiative environments, ultraviolet light, abrasion and intermittent exposure to chemicals. More recently, Varflex sleevings are being utilized in many “nontraditional” applications as well.
In addition to generating and pursuing new business opportunities, Varflex maintains long-term relationships with many of its customers by continuing to supply them with the highest-quality electrical insulating sleeving and exceptional service. And, to meet the demand for its products from the electrical industry around the world, Varflex works through a network of representatives and distributors located across the country and on six continents.