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JVCC FR-1 Friction Tape

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Product Description

JVCC FR-1 Friction Tape is a black cotton cloth with a non-corrosive rubber resin adhesive. Its cloth backing makes this tape easily hand tearable an extremely conformable. Highly resistant to humidity and galvanic corrosion. Holds tightly on rough and irregular surfaces, its adhesive system will not dry out. JVCC FR-1 Friction Tape is used for insulation and to protect industrial harnesses and electrical wires from physical damage caused by friction, or overwrapping low voltage splices and general electrical maintenance jobs. Made in the U.S.

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Technical Information

JVCC FR-1 Friction Tape
  • Standards Met: ASTM D4514-85
  • Carrier/Backing: cotton cloth
  • Adhesive: non-corrosive rubber resin   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 13.3 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 20 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 46 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Dielectric Breakdown: 1000 volts
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 176°F
  • Elongation: 4%
  • Core: 1-1/2" 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).

FR-1 Special Order Sizes


3/4 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 18mm x 60 ft.

Approximately 3 extra business days to ship
FR-1/ 07560100

Single Roll (1-99 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (100, 200 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (300, 400 Rolls)

5+ Cases (500, 600, 700, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum

a 30% discount

a 31% discount

a 33% discount





1-1/2 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 36mm x 60 ft.

Approximately 3 extra business days to ship
FR-1/ 156050

Single Roll (1-49 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (50, 100 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (150, 200 Rolls)

5+ Cases (250, 300, 350, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum

a 22% discount

a 23% discount

a 25% discount





2 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 48mm x 60 ft.

Approximately 3 extra business days to ship
FR-1/ 26040

Single Roll (1-39 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (40, 80 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (120, 160 Rolls)

5+ Cases (200, 240, 280, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum

a 19% discount

a 21% discount

a 22% discount





Special Order Policies & Footnotes:

Special Order Policies

  • Special orders are non-returnable (and non-cancelable if materials have been already ordered or cut before the cancellation request was received).
  • Special order sizes often ship direct from our supplier so will not arrive together with stocked products.

Special Order Minimums

  • Minimum requirements apply because a size may be non-stock.
  • Minimum Quantities: If a particular size has a minimum item requirement, please only order that size in multiples of that minimum (e.g. if the minimum is 12, then use multiples like 12, 24, 36, etc).

Question & Answers

User Reviews

JVCC FR-1 Friction 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.
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.
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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