Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape [5 mil thick, Made in USA]
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Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape is a NON-ADHESIVE 5-mil thick reinforced tape used by professionals in safety, construction, mining, hardware, utilities, and many other industries. Available in 3-inch and 6-inch wide x 1000 foot rolls, this tape can quickly and easily be placed to provide warning of hazardous or dangerous situations on construction sites; road repairs; buried pipes, wires, cables; and more. Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape is primarily used for accurately locating and preventing damage to valuable underground utility installations. It has an aluminum backing to make underground assets easy to find using a non-ferrous locator. Properly installed, Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape helps avoid catastrophically inaccurate digging when locating utilities such as electrical lines, gas pipes and communication cables.
Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape is constructed of 0.8 mil clear virgin polypropylene film, reverse printed and laminated to a 0.35 solid aluminum foil core and then laminated to a 3.75 mil clear virgin polyethylene film. Tape is printed with the APWA Color-Coded, patented “Diagonally Striped” design with big, bold, black lettering to identify a specific buried utility line.
Please note that Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape can be shipped on a non-branded neutral core or a Presco branded core.
Presco's Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape meets or exceeds all applicable ASTM specifications.
- ASTM D2103-08: Standard Specification for Polyethylene Films and Sheeting.
- ASTM D882-09: Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties and Elongation of Thin Plastic Sheeting.
- ASTM D2578-08: Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films.
- ASTM D792-08: Standard Test Methods for Density of Plastics by Displacement.
- ASTM D671-93: Standard Test Method for Flexural Fatigue of Plastics.
- Endures temperatures from -60°F to 250°F.
- Permanently imprinted with black ink.
- Durable laminate construction.
Stock Legends and Colors
- Red color, CAUTION: BURIED ELECTRIC LINE BELOW
- Orange color, CAUTION: BURIED FIBER OPTIC LINE BELOW
- Blue color, CAUTION: BURIED WATER LINE BELOW
- Green color, CAUTION: BURIED SEWER LINE BELOW
- Yellow color, CAUTION: BURIED GAS LINE BELOW
- Purple color, CAUTION: BURIED RECLAIMED WATER LINE BELOW
Made in the U.S.
Presco Domestic Underground Detectable Warning Tape
- Standards Met: APWA Standard Colors
- Carrier/Backing: Aluminum Foil Laminated (Full Width) Between Polyester and Polyethylene
- Adhesive: N/A
- Thickness: 5 mils (carrier) What is mil thickness?
- Service/Operating Temperature: -60°F to 250°F
- Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Underground Domestic Standard sizes
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3 in. x 1000 ft.
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Single Item (1-5 Items)
1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Items)
3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Items)
5 - 9 Cases (30-59 Items)
10+ Cases (>= 60 Items)
a 4% discount
a 6% discount
a 7% discount
a 9% discount
6 in. x 1000 ft.
|DETECT/ 61000/ USA||3|
Single Item (1-2 Items)
1 - 2 Cases (3-8 Items)
3 - 4 Cases (9-14 Items)
5 - 9 Cases (15-29 Items)
10+ Cases (>= 30 Items)
a 3% discount
a 5% discount
a 7% discount
a 8% discount
Question & Answers
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).
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 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