PVC Tapes 101. Everything you need to know.

Updated: Sep 20

They insulate, mask, seal, glue – and much more. Industrial tapes are one of the best example proving that necessity is the mother of invention. They are used in a variety of sectors, starting from electronics, through automotive, to agriculture. They offer diverse functions depending on the tape type and quality. PVC tape is our favorite and it is going to be the subject of our today’s article.


One of the major applications of insulating tapes is to cover, secure and seal the ends of electrical wires. The purpose of such tapes is to protect the cable from damage, e.g. as a result of contact with chemical substances or adverse weather conditions.


Thus automotive plants, for example, will use this type of tape to protect motor cables in cars, while household appliances manufacturers will use them for the construction of washing machines or refrigerators. The commonly used material used for making insulating tapes is PVC, specifically its soft variety (PVC-P).


Tapes made of PVC are characterized by a high level of protection and insulation. They are adhesive, self-extinguishing and due to their elasticity they are successfully used on uneven surfaces. Their resistance to abrasion, corrosion and adverse weather conditions, such as moisture, are also extremely important. An additional advantage of PVC is its susceptibility to properties modification and shaping. From the point of view of a converting company, i.e. a company like ours; i-STIX, this means the possibility to customize the material depending on the customer’s needs. The freedom of PVC processing and dyeing matters as well. Our tapes’ wide color range facilitates identification of elements protected with the tapes (e.g. electric wires). It is simply a matter of functionality and convenience of use which is excellent in the case of PVC tapes.



THE KINDS OF PVC TAPES


In fact, PVC film is not friendly for environment, but we still need use it at somewhere. Popularly, PVC tape means PVC electric insulation tape, however, PVC tape can be used for masking and securing, bonding, fixing and repairing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, waterproof sealing, cable bundles' creation, wires' color marking.

PVC tapes are one of the best example proving that necessity is the mother of invention. They are used in a variety of sectors, starting from electronics, through automotive and agriculture industries. They offer diverse functions depending on the tape type and quality.


Check out the kinds of PVC tapes and follow the link to know product details;



Electrical Insulation Tape


Used for insulating cable lugs in meter panels, Insulating cable joints in submersible pumps, Insulation of electrical wire joints, Color coding (3 phase wiring)









Floor Marking Tape