FindTape HGT

FindTape HGT Handrail Grip Tape

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  • Color
    Black
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    Purchased Most Frequently: 2 in. x 10 ft. (Black) | See Pricing Table below for additional options.
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Product Description

FindTape HGT Handrail Grip Tape is a non-abrasive anti-slip tape which also prevents cold temperatures from transferring to the handrail user. The plastic material used in the grip tape is an excellent insulator and helps to make sure your surface conforms to regulations requiring that handrail surfaces not be cold to the touch. To further reduce the chances of the grip tape being cold, a base of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is added to serve as an exceptional barrier from the cold.

The grip for FindTape HGT has a rubber-like finish and features dimples to increase the users hold onto the surface. The non-abrasive finish gives this a gentle feel to ensure it is comfortable and is easy to clean. The material will not retain water which helps to prevent surface freezing. This tape can be used for indoor or outdoor handrails.

Application Instructions

There are various methods of application. Before applying the tape, ensure that the surface is dry, clean and residue-free. The following are three ways the tape can be applied.

Horizontal Application

This application is used when applied lengthways along the railing then wrapped around to meet around the railing. This method is good to use for long railings that have no support or minimal support bars joining the through the middle.

Tight Spiral Application

The application does not require any pre-cutting a length of the tape. This application ensures great rail coverage.

Spaced Spiral Application

This application is a cost saving application that only covers part of the railing but still allows a strong and holdable grip. The spaced application is only recommended for indoor areas since some of the railing will be visible.

 

Technical Information

FindTape HGT Handrail Grip Tape
  • Adhesive: solvent acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 35 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 30 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Tack: 6.25 inches (rolling ball)
  • Composition: PVC upper and PET base
  • Cohesion(minutes/77F): 2812
  • Life: 24 Months
  • Standards Met: OSHA 29CFR part 1910.23, CoF Standards for Americans with Disabilities Act 2008
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll Sizes/Widths

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

HGT Standard sizes

ROLL SIZEITEM # ROLLS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ROLL PRICE PER CASE

2 in. x 10 ft.

HGT/ 2106

Single Roll (1-5 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 30 Rolls)

$6.56

$5.23

$5.19

$5.14

N/A

$31.38

$31.14

$30.84

2 in. x 60 ft.

HGT/ 2602

Single Roll (1-1 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (2-5 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (6-9 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 10 Rolls)

$35.26

$30.74

$30.49

$30.23

N/A

$61.48

$60.98

$60.46

Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

FindTape HGT Handrail Grip 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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