Below are the most common jackets used in the Specialty Fibers (non-telecom) industry.
Stainless Steel Interlock-Crush proof, not liquid-tight or MRI compatible. Good to 850C.
PVC -Polyvinyl chloride – Very flexible, liquid-tight, MRI compatible, not autoclavable or crush-proof. Good to 105C.
PVC Monocoil -PVC over a steel helical winding. Semi-crush-proof, liquid-tight, not autoclavable or MRI compatible. Good to 105C.
Furcation Tubing – PVC over Kevlar over Teflon. Standard in the telecom industry because of the kevlar members which prevent stretching. Great for single fibers or bundles up to 1mm diameter. MRI compatible and liquid-tight. Not crush-proof or autoclavable. Good to 85C.
Silicone – MRI and Bio-compatible, autoclavable, flexible, liquid-tight, not crush-proof. Good to 200C