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This specification covers the manufacture, testing, and standard requirements of four types of electrical insulating tape consisting of a polyester plastic film coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. Besides differences in nominal thickness, Type 1 is a general-purpose tape coated with a thermoplastic adhesive that is not chemically heat reactive, while Types 2, 3, and 4 are general-purpose tapes coated with a heat-reactive thermosetting adhesive. The tapes shall be tested accordingly and consequently conform to standard widths, lengths, and thicknesses, and other specific properties such as elongation, penetraction, high-humidity insulation resistance (measure of corrosion), strain relief (shrinkage), breaking strength, dielectric breakdown, and adhesion to steel and backing.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
Significance and Use
1.1 This specification covers electrical insulating tape consisting of a polyester plastic film coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parenthesis are provided for information only.
Note 1—This standard and IEC 60454–3–2 and –3 are similar but not equivalent in all details.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D876 Test Methods for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer Tubing Used for Electrical Insulation
D1000 Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2305 Test Methods for Polymeric Films Used for Electrical Insulation
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 31201502(Electrical insulating tape)