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Tesa has announced that its ACXplus adhesive tape ranges have meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) requirements to reach the UL 746C rating, which sees them classified as suitable for use in electrical equipment, particularly in outdoor applications, where parts may be exposed to extreme temperatures and conditions.

The UL 746C standard covers parts made of polymeric materials and involves various physical tests undertaken to assess their performance and suitability for use in electrical equipment evaluations.

To reach the standard, the Tesa ACXplus 705x, 706x and 707x ranges were put through an intensive testing programme covering three separate elements and conducted in accordance with the individual product’s recommended temperature ratings, in order to achieve the most precise results.

This included a cycle test where all the tapes were repeatedly immersed in water for 24 hours, then maintained for 96 hours at 35°C with 95 per cent relative humidity, before being exposed to a temperature of -35°C for eight hours. This cycle was repeated three times.

The tapes were then stored for 120 days at temperatures of at least 35°C above their recommended temperature rating before dynamic shear tests were conducted and the tapes were finally stored for seven days at 60°C, with 95 per cent relative humidity.

Click on the link above to download a product overview for the ACXplus series.

Key product features and benefits

  • According to Tesa, the ACXplus range is recognised for its unique viscoelastic properties, which provide excellent stress dissipation, allowing substrates with different rates of thermal expansion and contraction to be reliably joined.
  • The temperature, weather and chemical resistance provided by ACXplus means it can be used for long-term outdoor applications and materials can be effectively bonded without damaging or changing them.
  • ACXplus 707x offers the highest long-term resistance against extreme temperatures in combination with outstanding cold-shock resistance. This makes it suitable for use on a range of outdoor electrical applications such as signs or junction boxes, and especially where mechanical fastenings leave materials potentially vulnerable to corrosion.

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tesa: a global adhesive tape manufacturer

tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape with more than 100 years’ experience selling 800 types of tape in more than 100 countries.

tesa: a global adhesive tape manufacturer

tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape with more than 100 years’ experience selling 800 types of tape in more than 100 countries.

We believe in investing for our future with five per cent of our global turnover going on R&D, which has led to 50 per cent of our sales being from products developed in the last five years. In total we have 350 people employed in tesa’s laboratories around the world filing an average of 70 patents a year.

We strongly believe in offering our customers as much support as possible, and this philosophy, branded tesacohesion®, is now a major contributing factor to winning new business.

tesacohesion®: what we offer the customer

It is our aim to be a sustainable resource to our customers’ businesses and to keep our customers because we deserve to.

We offer expert friendly advice, technical knowledge and expertise, a wide product offering, creative thinking and problem solving and a one-stop solution.

tesacohesion®is based on the 4Ps principle:

  • People: every day our technical sales team operates in the marketplace. When we need more technical support or research backup to solve a problem, we call in the group resources of tesa SE in Hamburg
  • Products: we supply more than 800 different tapes across 100 countries, each one developed for applications in key industry sectors and manufactured with the latest production technology to current globally recognised quality standards
  • Processes: we aim to understand our customers’ processes in depth so we can advise on how best to integrate our tape into your production and improve your processes. We can also help with preparation of standard operating procedures as well as value chain management
  • Performance: we will help you get the maximum performance from your choice: this could mean we need to install special tape-dispensing equipment. We’re also more than ready to provide on-site support and training for your staff and we can help you to develop standard operating procedures that will control and maintain quality

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