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Cable Technology Feature Article

September 25, 2008

3M Intros New Tape for Repairing Industrial Cables

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

3M (News - Alert) is now offering a new type of tape with applications in a variety of industries, including cable. Scotch Power Cable Jacket Repair Tape has an abrasion-resistant backing, making it ideal for very rugged environments and applications, like draglines and shipboard cables. Due to abrasive dragging and reeling of flexible cables in such environments, the original jacketing gets damaged often and requires repair. 3M’s tape provides a cost-effective and efficient means of protecting damaged sections of cable jackets.
Scotch Power Cable Jacket Repair Tape 2234 is UV, chemical and oil resistant. No heat is required while applying since it is self-fusing. The tape is flexible and will not corrode copper or aluminum conductors. It is intended for markets like transportation (airlines, subways, railyards, shipyards), heavy equipment (draglines on cranes, diggers, crushers and scrap magnets), generators and temporary cable installs, underground distribution cable, wind farms, cell towers, oil and gas.
3M’s electrical markets division designed the tape, in keeping with its goals to create products for electrical construction, industrial maintenance and utility and industrial power. This division is part of 3M’s six business segments: consumer/office, display/graphics, elect/communications, health care, industrial/transportation, and safety/security.

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Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Mae Kowalke