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Electrical tape

or insulating tape

electrical tapesElectrical tapes are used to cover, insulate, and protect electrical connections. Electrical tape (or insulating tape) is a type of pressure-sensitive tape used to insulate electrical wires and other materials that conduct electricity. It can be made of many plastics, but vinyl is most popular, as it stretches well and gives an effective and long lasting insulation. Electrical tape for class H insulation is made of fiberglass cloth.

This is also reflected in the wide range of adhesive tapes: traditional insulating tapes, conductive tapes for shielding, arc and fireproofing tapes, self-amalgamating tapes, as well as textile tapes. The various electrical tapes are characterised by different mechanical properties, such as high tensile strength and abrasion resistance, electromagnetic properties, or air- and water-tight seals.

The use of high-quality insulating tapes provides optimum protection against dust, UV radiation, moisture, dirt, acids, alkalis and solvents, and is possible in a broad range of temperatures. It is tough to beat the efficiency, speed, durability and safety of taping, sealing and padding work.

Premium tapes exhibit enhanced elasticity which provides for stronger, tighter hold when wrapped and greater durability. Special formulation to backings and adhesives ensures tape performance well within broad range of temperature conditions, flexible in freezing cold and holds tight under heat of engines. These offer superior protection when used as a jacketing for low and high voltage cable splices and repairs.

3M has been developing and manufacturing high performance, easy handling electrical tapes since the 1940s. The 3M Electrical Tapes range includes tapes for low and medium voltage insulating, colour coding, moisture sealing, padding, shaping, protective jacketing, bundling, and harnessing. Additionally, 3M manufactures a variety of tapes for technical applications; semi-conducting tape to reconstruct a medium voltage cable, track resistant tapes for terminations, and fire retardant electric arc proofing tapes to protect cables from arcs and fires from nearby cable failures.

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  • Avery
  • CHR
  • Furon
  • Permacel
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  • Shurtape
  • Temflex *