Protect Electrical Assets with Variety of Barricade Tapes from 3M

February 17, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas--Provide warnings to restrict entry to hazardous areas with a complete line of Scotch Barricade Tapes from 3M for the electrical industry.

Whether you need buried or non-buried, detectable or non-detectable tape, 3M has a barricade tape to meet your marking requirements. Three versions are available made of different materials, in different widths and colors and with a variety of messages for a total of 24 new tapes. These and existing lines give customers a wide choice that they can purchase from the same supplier who provides their electrical tape.

The Scotch Barricade Tapes 300 series, which is constructed of durable polyethylene plastic that resists tearing, comes with industry-standard messaging in above-ground and buried options, as well as in different widths and lengths. Mark buried utility installations with the Scotch Detectable Buried Barricade Tape 400 series and locating is easy using a non-ferrous locator. 3M also offers the Scotch Repulpable Barricade Tape 500 series, a reusable tape made of tightly woven cotton, for areas where plastics are prohibited.

For more information about Scotch Barricade Tapes from 3M, contact the 3M Electrical Markets Division, A130-4N-36, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, Texas 78726-9000, USA, or call 800-245-3573. For more information about 3M electrical products, go to

The 3M Electrical Markets Division, based in Austin, Texas, designs, manufactures and markets products for electrical construction, industrial maintenance, utility and industrial power, and electrical and electronic components. EMD has more than 60 years of experience serving customers with highly reliable products, including electrical and electronic insulating tapes and papers; electromagnetic compatible products; power cable splices and terminations; high-temperature, low-sag transmission conductors; heat shrinkable tubing and molded shapes; electrical wire connectors, terminals, tools and lugs; wire marking products; cable ties; and electrical diagnostic and detection products.

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Mary Kay Knief
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