Heat Reflecting Sleeve Forming Tape - Aluminized PET Film Coated Fiberglass - with PSA adhesive strips on both sides
Heat Resistant & Radiant Heat Reflective for wire, cable, hose and tubing protection.
450°F / 232°C Continuous Exposure; 1000°F / 537°C Peak Short Term Exposure
This tape is heat resistant and heat reflective. It includes self adhesive side strips allowing the tape to form either an attached sleeve or a free floating sleeve for wire, cable and hose protection.
The aluminized PET film coating on the tape reflects radiant heat and is an excellent choice for the protection of industrial wires, cables, hoses (hydraulics), pipes, tubing and equipment that is in close proximity to intense radiant heat sources such as super-hot metal slabs, liquid and molten metals or glass, open flame/plasma, engine exhaust manifolds, and for reflecting solar glint.
The PET film is laminated to a fiberglass tape, with an exposed edge on each side of the fiberglass having an adhesive (protected by a release liner). The adhesive strip on each side of the tape is 0.3" wide.
This tape is suited for applications involving regular repeated movement, such as a bellows or cable track system, festoon, etc.
The tape can be made into a custom sleeve by removing the backing liner from one side of the tape, which exposes the self adhesive, and then applying that adhesive strip along the wiring bundle, cable or hose. Then the backing liner is removed from the other edge, and the tape is formed around the wiring bundle, cable or hose, allowing the free adhesive strip to adhere to the original edge that is already set down. It is preferable to ensure that the fiberglass main portion of the tape covers itself when forming it into a sleeve, providing maximum protection for what it is covering. Due to the one adhesive edge being set on the wire/cable/hose, the sleeve will not slide or rotate.
To install the tape as a free moving sleeve, the adhesive edge on one side can be either removed by slitting or cutting with scissors or a box cutter, or can be simply folded over and attached to the fiberglass along that side. The tape is then formed around the wire/cable/hose and secured to itself with the adhesive strip on the other edge. The resulting sleeve is free to move while providing protection.