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3M™ Vinyl Electrical Tapes

3M’s invention of Scotch® No. 33 Electrical Tape in the 1940s marked a new chapter for insulating electrical connections and for the past 70 years, groundbreaking improvements put 3M at the forefront of vinyl tape innovations. 3M continues to invest in manufacturing and technology to deliver high quality general use vinyl electrical tapes for your everyday needs. If there is a job or application that requires electrical tape, 3M has a solution.

A Tape for Every Task

From commercial and residential to industrial and power utilities, we have the electrical tape for every application.

Electrical Tape Quick Reference Guide

Still not sure which 3M™ Electrical Tape is right for your application? Use this simple chart to compare the options, or visit 3M.ca/ElectricalTape for more information.

 
Best for
Light to medium duty Medium duty Medium to heavy duty Medium to heavy duty Heavy duty Medium to heavy duty Medium to heavy duty
Target Applications
Temporary and/or non-critical marking, bundling, holding and secondary insulation Semi-permanent bundling, holding and secondary insulation Long lasting colour identification and marking Permanent, low-voltage primary and secondary insulation, cable jacketing and mechanical protection Permanent, low-voltage primary and secondary insulation, cable jacketing, mechanical protection, and padding Permanent, low-to-high-voltage primary insulation, cable jacketing, moisture-sealing, and padding Permanent, low-to-high-voltage primary insulation, cable jacketing, moisture-sealing, and padding
Application Environment
Moderate temperatures and conditions Moderate temperatures and conditions Harsh temperatures and moist or corrosive conditions Extreme temperatures and moist or corrosive conditions Extreme temperatures and moist or corrosive conditions Moderate temperatures (high overload up to 130º C) and moist, corrosive, or rough conditions Moderate temperatures (high overload up to 130º C) and moist, corrosive, or rough conditions
Operating Temperature1
0 to 90º C (32 to 194º F) -7 to 90º C (19 to 194º F) -10 to 105º C (14 to 221º F) -18 to 105º C (0 to 221º F) -18 to 105º C (0 to 221º F) Up to 90º C (up to 194º F) Up to 90º C (up to 194º F)
Thickness
0,15 mm (6 mils) 0,177 mm (7 mils) 0,177 mm (7 mils) 0,177 mm (7 mils) 0,215 mm (8.5 mils) 0,762 mm (30 mils) 0,762 mm (30 mils)
Colour Details
Black, red, yellow, blue, white, green, orange, brown, grey, purple. Red, yellow, blue, white, green, orange, brown, grey, purple.

1. Temperature range may vary by local agency standards.

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Your job is important. So is having the right tape for all your applications. For daily tasks to those critical projects, 3M has the vinyl electrical tape to help you get your job done.

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