Active Standard ASTM D2686 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.07
Book of Standards Volume: 10.02
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This specification establishes the manufacture of and requirements for two types and two grades of electrical insulating tape consisting of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. Type I is standard backing, while Type II is bondable backing tape. Grades are designate based on backing thickness. Besides standard lengths, widths, and thicknesses, tapes shall also conform to other requirements such as breaking strength, elongation, adhesion to steel and backing, dielectric breakdown, and high-humidity insulation resistance.
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1.1 This specification covers electrical insulating tape consisting of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) 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 parentheses are for information only.
Note 1—This standard is similar to IEC 60454-3-14.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1000 Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
IEC StandardIEC60454-3 Specifications for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes for Electrical Insulation Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)