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Aluminum Foil Heat Shield Tape-PVC Tape

2016-09-19

As the name suggests, PVC electrical tape, which also known as aluminum foil heat shield tape, is used for electrical applications. The tape is made using a popular plastic called PVC or Polyvinyl chloride. Some of the main properties that make the tape popular include variety, good insulation, long-lasting stickiness and affordable pricing. The PVC tape also has good temperature tolerance, that means it can work effectively in mild surroundings with temperatures below 80 degrees Celsius. As mentioned above, the tape is mostly used for insulating applications, such as insulating electrical equipment wires. The wires must, however, carry currents below 600V.

It is important to note that PVC tape isn’t made using PVC only. The tape has backing material coated using rubber sensitive adhesive. This material gives the tape strength which is important for avoiding unnecessary breakages. In regards to application and characteristics, PVC tape is resistant to extreme weather and high voltages. The tape comes in varied lengths. And the most common PVC electrical tape length is 5Y, 10Y and 20Y by 5m, 10m and 20m respectively. The most common width measurements include 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 25, 48 and 50mm.

There are many types of PVC tapes available in the market now. Below are three common types.

1. PVC electrical insulation tape

This is one of the most common types of PVC tapes. As the name suggests, the tape is specifically meant for insulation applications. The tape is sold in a variety of colors, and the most common color is black. The tape’s thickness range varies between 0.13 and 0.2mm. The length varies between 5 and 33m. The most common width range is 19 – 1130mm. The tape utilizes rubber based adhesive. PVC electrical insulation tape is undoubtedly one of the best insulation tapes in the market today.

2. Shinny PVC electrical tape

This is another common type of PVC tape. It is important to note that PVC tapes can be categorized according to design. Shinny PVC electrical tape is a perfect example of an electrical tape categorized according to design. The tape is ideal for a number of applications. For instance, the tape is common in automobile, refrigeration and electrical wiring applications. This is mainly because the tape has excellent properties. The tape also has good viscosity, high tensile strength, is burn resistant, moisture proof and is capable of withstanding high voltage.

3. Weather resistant PVC electrical tape

As the name suggests, this tape is resistant to extreme weather conditions. The tape also has other incredible features, like flexibility, strong retract ability and durability. Like the above types of PVC tapes, weather resistant PVC electrical tapes are sold in a wide variety of colors, designs and sizes. The tape is made using a flame retardant material, which gives the tape its special weather resistant features. Like the above tapes, weather resistant PVC electrical tapes are common in automobile and electronic industry applications.