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3M Temflex 165

3M Temflex 165 Solvent-Free Vinyl Electrical Tape

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    3/4 in. x 60 ft. 10-pack (black), 3/4 in. x 60 ft. 10-pack (colors)
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Product Description

3M Temflex 165 Vinyl Electrical Tape is a robust multi-purpose vinyl insulating tape that is well suited to a wide variety of environments, temperatures, and applications. It is constructed from a durable PVC and an aggressive adhesive to ensure tight wraps that provide longevity through resistance to unwrapping. This tough tape is flame retardant in addition to being resistant to abrasion, moisture, alkalis, solvents, acids, and corrosion of electrical conductors. Rated for 600 V, it is an excellent choice for primary insulation, complex wrapping, and abrasion/puncture resistance applications.

After years of research focusing on sustainability, the Temflex 165 Tape is 3M’s first solventless electrical tape offering. This means that it is manufactured without the use of solvents during the manufacturing process, which lessens the overall environmental impact of the tape. The 5-year shelf life is also eco-friendly, ensuring no tape is wasted if not used for a long period of time and the durable construction will cut down on waste by reducing the amount of reapplications that are needed. Solid in packs of 10 rolls. Made in the U.S.

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

 

Technical Information

3M Temflex 165 Solvent-Free Vinyl Electrical Tape
  • Standards Met: UL Listed, CSA Certified
  • Carrier/Backing: polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film
  • Adhesive: rubber resin   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 6 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 22 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Adhesion to Backing: 22 ounces per inch
  • Tensile Strength: 17 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: 32°F to 176°F
  • Elongation: 200%
  • Core: 1-1/2" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Temflex 165 Standard sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

3/4 in. x 60 ft. 10-pack (black)

165-B10

Single Item (1-9 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (10-49 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (50-99 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 100 Items)

$9.97

$8.82
a 12% discount

$8.75
a 12% discount

$8.67
a 13% discount

N/A

$88.20

$87.50

$86.70

3/4 in. x 60 ft. 10-pack (colors)

165-C10

Single Item (1-9 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (10-49 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (50-99 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 100 Items)

$11.44

$10.21
a 11% discount

$10.13
a 11% discount

$10.04
a 12% discount

N/A

$102.10

$101.30

$100.40

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User Reviews

3M Temflex 165 Solvent-Free Vinyl Electrical Tape
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
acrylic
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
silicone
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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