An electrical grade insulating tape should always be used in the manufacture of electrical components. 3M™ electrical insulating tapes are made from a broad range of backings and adhesives to meet the requirements of different applications and environments. Extensive quality control and testing, combined with accurate process controls, ensure that customers get high quality electrical grade products.
Offering solder and puncture resistance, high dielectric strength, conformability and UL recognition for flame redundancy and use at temperatures up to 155° C. Their versatility can help reduce your tape inventory.
Designed for applications needing both the dielectric strength of polyester film and the high mechanical strength of glass fibres. They offer the ultimate in low stretch, high tensile and edge-tear resistance. More cost effective than glass cloth tapes, they are excellent for anchoring lead wires to banding coils. A special paper-backed filament tape is available for high-voltage oil-filled distribution transformer use.
3M offers the most flexible and conformable glass cloth backings on the market with the highest temperature resistance and tensile strength. With excellent absorption of resins and varnishes, they are unsurpassed for holding and strapping applications up to 200°C.
These are specified for insulating applications requiring a thin, durable tape with high dielectric strength. They can withstand higher temperature conditions than tapes with acetate backing. They also are conformable, exhibit excellent chemical, solvent and moisture resistance and resist cut-through and abrasion.
3M Polyimide Tapes are designed to be used in high temperature applications. The physical and electrical properties of polyimide remain stable when used in such applications as coils, harnesses and capacitors, that experience extreme temperatures.
PTFE tapes from 3M are high-temperature tapes used in applications requiring consistent performance and minimum shrinkage across a wide range of temperatures. They are extremely resistant to chemicals, have high arc resistance and are free of carbonising materials.
3M™ Scotchcast™ Resins are 100% solids, thermosetting, electrical-grade insulating resins. Classified chemically as either epoxies or polyurethanes, the product line includes two-part epoxy liquids and twopart polyurethane liquids. Their unique electrical and physical properties make them ideal for insulating and protecting electrical/electronic parts and assemblies.
Heat shrink tubing, from 3M, includes excellent quality thin, medium and thick walled heat shrink tubing as well as adhesive lined heat shrink tubing for a multitude of applications. 3M Heat shrink tubing offers excellent split and crack resistance and a very precise shrink ratio and recovery.
EMC & RFI Products
Many of the world’s leading electronic and electrical manufacturers look to 3M for its exceptional technical and manufacturing experience in adhesive tape technology, from copper,aluminium & gold foil shielding tapes to EMI absorbers and sleeving, 3M has the solution for you .
Electrical Insulation Tapes
3M produce a range of quality low voltage joints , low voltage terminations and cable sheath repair solutions for application across a diverse range of low voltage cable types and sizes up to 3.3kV (up to 6.6kV for unscreened cables). Heat shrink , cold shrink and resin jointing and terminating options are available.
Aerosols, Sprays and Coatings
The Scotch® Spray product range consists of a number of different insulating, cleaning, protective and preventative maintenance sprays. These products should form a major part of any maintenance programme, from preventative action to repairing damage in all electrical and electronic environments.
Cable & Wire Management
The Scotchcode range offers a multitude of ways to mark your product from cables and wires to motor leads to sports equipment. The range features dispensers, pre-printed alphanumeric and coloured tape, and write-on books and tags.