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tesa 51608 PET Fleece Wire Harness Tape

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Product Description

tesa 51608 PET Fleece Wire Harness Tape is the universal tape for wire harness bundling in the passenger compartment. It combines important features as noise dampening, abrasion resistance, and bundling strength while keeping harnesses flexible supporting an easy harness assembly process at the OEM. tesa® 51608 a PET fleece wire harness insulating tape with a rubber-based adhesive that is optimized for manual application.

Features & Benefits

  • Noise dampening
  • Abrasion resistant.
  • Flexible and smooth
  • Tear resistant
  • Stable unwind force
  • Age-resistant
  • Strong adhesion
  • Hand-tearable


Technical Information

tesa 51608 PET Fleece Wire Harness Tape
  • Carrier/Backing: PET fleece
  • Adhesive: rubber-based   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 11 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 221°F
  • Elongation: 20%
  • Noise damping (decibel) Class C
  • Abrasion resistance (5mm mandrel):Class A
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).

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51608 Standard sizes


3/8 in. x 16.4 yds.

Actual Size: 9mm x 16.4 yds.


EAN = 4005801147950

Single Roll (1-191 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (192-575 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (576-959 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 960 Rolls)


a 31% discount

a 33% discount

a 34% discount





5/8 in. x 27.3 yds.

Actual Size: 15mm x 27.3 yds.


EAN = 4005800147975

Single Roll (1-119 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (120-359 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (360-599 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 600 Rolls)


a 13% discount

a 15% discount

a 16% discount





3/4 in. x 27.3 yds.

Actual Size: 18mm x 27.3 yds.


EAN = 4495707134145

Single Roll (1-95 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (96-287 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (288-479 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 480 Rolls)


a 13% discount

a 16% discount

a 17% discount





1 in. x 27.3 yds.

Actual Size: 25mm wide


EAN = 4005800084263

Single Roll (1-71 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (72-215 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (216-359 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 360 Rolls)


a 11% discount

a 13% discount

a 15% discount





Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

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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.

Question & Answers

User Reviews

tesa 51608 PET Fleece Wire Harness 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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