Electrical Tape is suited for high voltage terminations.

Press Release Summary:

Available in 1 in. x 30 ft rolls, Scotch Silicone Rubber Electrical Tape 70 HDT is Class H material and is suitable for 180°C continuous operation. Tape has peak thickness of 20 mil and edge thickness of 8 mil, and features blue center guide line. Made of self-fusing, inorganic silicone rubber, it may be used on terminations operated outdoors or indoors and in areas subject to increased levels of contamination or moisture.

Original Press Release:

3M Tape Designed to Protect Terminations

AUSTIN, Texas-- The new Scotch Silicone Rubber Electrical Tape 70 HDT is designed to increase resistance against surface arcing and tracking of high voltage cable terminations. This tape may be used on terminations operated outdoors or indoors and in areas subject to increased levels of contamination or moisture. Tape 70 HDT is made of self-fusing, inorganic silicone rubber and has a triangular profile (tapered edge). This tape may also be used as the base layer for clean reentry of a connection.

Scotch 70 HDT Tape has a peak thickness of 20 mils and an edge thickness of 8 mils. It also features a blue center guide line to make half-lapping easier.

This Scotch rubber tape has excellent track, arc and ozone resistance, high dielectric strength, excellent conformability, excellent instantaneous fusion and excellent weathering characteristics. It is a Class H material, meaning it is suitable for 180 C continuous operation; it also performs at extremely low temperatures.

Scotch 70 HDT Tape is available in 1-inch by 30-foot rolls at electrical distributorships.

For more information about Scotch Silicone Rubber Electrical Tape 70 HDT, contact 3M Electrical Markets Division, A130-4N-40, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, TX 78726-9000, USA, or call (800) 245-3573. For more information about 3M electrical products, go to www.3M.com/electrical.

The 3M Electrical Markets Division, based in Austin, Texas, designs, manufactures and markets products for electrical construction, industrial maintenance, utility and industrial power businesses, and electrical/electronic devices produced by original equipment manufacturers. Division products include electrical and electronic specialty insulating tapes and papers; power cable splices and terminations, including cold and heat shrink technologies; cable arc and fire resistant tapes; heat shrinkable tubing and molded shapes for electrical insulation; electrical wire connectors; wire terminals, tools and lugs; wire marking products; cable ties; underground/underwater electrical system products; and electrical diagnostic and detection products.

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Mary Kay Knief

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