New Performance Ratings Introduced for Adhesive Vinyl Electrical Tapes

Posted on 1/12/2021 8:10:04 AM By RS Hughes

Vinyl electrical adhesive tapes, backed by strong and flexible PVC, have been insulating and protecting electrical installations against moisture, corrosion and abrasion for more than 70 years. During that time the adhesive tapes, their performance, functions, and lists of applications, have all changed and expanded considerably, leading to a decision by vinyl electric adhesive tape manufacturer 3M to categorize and identify them in terms of their performance levels, in order to make selection easier.

The categories introduced include multi-purpose or general use, which provides basic PVC protection for daily insulation, holding and marking; high performance adhesive tapes for tougher outdoor and indoor bundling and insulation; professional or industrial grade for  performance in corrosive, rugged or corrosive industrial environments; and heavy duty grade, which has extra padding to increase its strength for tough, all-weather, and high-vibration applications.