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 favourite 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).
PVC properties in terms of converting
PVC is an abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride. In Poland, another abbreviation is often used incorrectly, it is: PCV. We should forget about it because it is incorrect and causes a lot of confusion. If someone is very keen on using the Polish equivalent, one can always say PCW (from Polish” ‘polichlorek winylu’, i.e. ‘polyvinyl chloride’). However, we recommend sticking to the original English-language form, i.e. PVC – this is in our opinion the safest option, because it is used all over the world. And speaking about safety…
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, 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 colour 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.
How can you use a PVC tape in your products?
Good quality PVC tapes allow for:
- wire wrapping and electrical insulation,
- masking and securing,
- bonding, fixing and repairing,
- heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems,
- waterproof sealing,
- cable bundles’ creation,
- wires’ colour marking.
Do you need reliable insulation? We offer a wide range of PVC tapes of reputable manufacturers. We will advise you on the best solution and adapt technical parameters to meet your individual requirements. Contact our consultant!