TE Connectivity offers a wide range of reliable and cost-effective products for the electrical power industry. Our position as a leading supplier of electrical components enables us to design next-generation products for the harshest environments. For over 60 years, we have worked closely with our customers around the globe to develop innovative solutions to ever-changing challenges, known under product families such as AXICOM, ALR, AMP, Bowthorpe EMP, Crompton Instruments, Guro, Raychem, SIMEL and Utilux.
TE's Raychem, originally located in Menlo Park, California, was the first company to develop products using the new area of science called "radiation chemistry". The founder, electrical engineer Paul Cook discovered the process of cross-linking would allow the material to be heated, expanded and cooled, and then be reheated to its original size for superior insulation and protection. This resulted in the introduction of heat shrink tubing. A multitude of Raychem products were engineered and produced and have performed in the field for 30 years and counting.