The majority of our customers own and operate e-commerce businesses, but we also provide tape for electricians, plumbers and landscapers.
One of the most popular adhesives used in outdoor applications is PVC tape. But if you don’t have a background in adhesives manufacturing, there’s a good chance you have questions. After all, there are a variety of PVC tapes on the market, and each one boasts unique capabilities. To help you make the right decision, we’re compiled a list of four things to consider before placing an order.
1.) Dialectic strength. In physics, dialectic strength refers to the “maximum electrical field a material can withstand without experiencing an electrical breakdown or becoming electrically conductive.” High-quality PVC tape is stronger and more flexible than the electrical tape you find at the hardware or grocery store. It’s specifically designed to insulate the electrical current, reducing the risk of an accident or injury. What’s more, PVC tape designed with dialectic strength in mind often lasts years at a time.
2.) Its ability to withstand harsh conditions. Many plumbing and electrical repairs occur outside in the elements. If you aren’t careful to select a strong, resilient tape, it’s only a matter of time before the adhesive wears off and the initial problem recurs. Extremely hot or extremely cold weather prevents the tape from sticking. The high-quality PVC tape we carry is designed to withstand even the harshest conditions. No matter the environment, it won’t curl, peel or crack.
3.) Elasticity. Any PVC tape worth buying is flexible and stretchy — so stretchy that you can pull on it without causing a rip or tear. Enhanced elasticity is particularly important for plumbing applications. The tighter you can wrap a leak or faulty pipe, the less chance there is of flooding or other potential issues later on.
4.) Durability. High-quality PVC tape is unique in that it’s specifically formulated to withstand pressure, wear and damage. Considering it’s used in everything from outdoor lighting set-ups to sprinkler systems, that makes a lot of sense. PVC tape is moisture and chemical resistant, isn’t easily punctured and in most cases is flame retardant. It can handle whatever you throw at it, ensuring your customers remain happy.
If you’re struggling to determine the type of PVC tape that will most benefit you, get in touch. Visit our website and fill out an online contact form or call (801) 201-1520. Once we have a better idea of your business and the applications you use the tape for, we’ll make recommendations that align with your budget and needs.