3M Scotch 22 Tape – Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape

3M Scotch 22 Tape - Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape

3M Scotch 22 Tape – Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape

Scotch 22

3M Scotch 22 Tape is a premium grade, 0.254mm thick, heavy duty, PVC insulating tape – Scotch insulation tapes have been developed for quality, efficiency, durability and versatility.

Scotch 22 Tape is suitable for primary electrical insulation for all wire and cable joints and splices rated up to 600v and 80°C (176ºF) as well as cold weather applications down to -10ºC (15°F).

The heavy duty PVC insulation tape can also be used for applications such as protective jacketing for high voltage cables splice and and cable repairs and for the harnessing of wires and cables.

3M Scotch 22 Tape is UL Listed and marked per UL Standard 510 as “Flame-Retardant and Cold-Resistant.”

The tape has excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids, corrosion and varying weather conditions (including UV exposure) and forms part of the 3M Scotch Electrical Tapes.

Availability: Contact Thorne & Derrick Sales for competitive prices and delivery from stock for 3M Scotch 22 tape.

Specification – 3M Scotch 22 Vinyl Electrical Tape

Scotch Tape 22, manufactured by 3M Electrical, is based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and/or its copolymers, and has a rubber-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive. The 3M Scotch tape shall be 10 mils thick, and be UL Listed and marked per UL Standard 510 as “Flame-Retardant and Cold-Resistant.” The Scotch tape must be applied at temperatures ranging from 15°F through 100°F (-10°C through 38°C), without loss of physical properties. The Scotch 22 be classified for use in both indoor and outdoor environments. The tape shall be compatible with synthetic cable insulations, jackets and splicing compounds. Vinyl tape will remain stable and will not telescope more than 0.1 inches when maintained at temperatures below 120°F (50°C).

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3M scotch 22 Tape

3M Scotch 22 Tape

3M Scotch 22 Tape – ex stock

Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape Features

  • Scotch 22 conforms to BS 3924 and UL510
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) backing
  • Pressure-sensitive rubber based adhesive
  • 3M Scotch 22 is compatible with solid dielectric cable insulations
  • Inhibits corrosion of electrical conductors
  • Insulation tape for indoor or outdoor applications
  • Increased mechanical strength
  • Extra physical protection against abrasion

3M SCOTCH 22 TAPE – Installation Techniques

  • Scotch 22 Tape should be applied in half-lapped layers with sufficient tension to produce a uniform wind (for most applications this tension will reduce the tape’s width to approximately 5/8 of its original width)
  • On pigtail splices and joints, the 3M tape shall be wrapped beyond the end of the wires and then folded back, leaving a protective cushion to resist cut-through
  • Wrap tape up-hill, taping from a smaller diameter surface to a larger diameter surface
  • Apply 3M Scotch 22 tape with no tension on the last wrap to prevent flagging

3M Scotch Tapes, including Scotch 22 are preferred by global electric utilities for their high performance, specification and reliability compared to unbranded poor electrical quality tapes prone to degradation, flagging and failure.

Maintenance Of 3M Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape

Scotch Super 22 Tape complies with the requirements of UL 510 for storage. This heavy duty PVC insulation tape has a 5-year shelf life from date of manufacture when stored in a humidity controlled storage (10°C/50ºF to 27°C/80ºF and <75% relative humidity).

Scotch Super 22 Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape is available in the following standard sizes:

  • 12mm x 33m
  • 19mm x 33m
  • 25mm x 33m
  • 38mm x 33m
  • 50mm x 33m

3M Scotch Super 22 Tape

Heavy Duty PVC Insulation Tape – Technical Specification

Colour Black
Thickness 0.178mm
Temperature Range 80°C (176°F)
Standards Conforms to BS 3924 and UL510
Adhesive Pressure-sensitive rubber based adhesive
Backing (Material Type) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tape
Width x Length  Available: 19mm x 33m, 25mm x 33m, 38mm x 33m, 50mm x 33m
Dielectric Strength Standard Condition >5.6kV/mm
Breaking Strength 22°C (72°F) 35N/10mm
Elongation 200%
Adhesion to Steel 2.2N/10mm
Adhesion to Backing 2.2N/10mm
Flame Retardant Yes


3M Scotch Tape 3M Scotch Tape Part Number  Tape Thickness  Temperature Rating  Roll Size
3M Scotch Super 88 Tape 3M Scotch Super 88   0.216mm -18ºC to +105°C 19mm x 20m
25mm x 20m
38mm x 20m
3M Scotch 33 Tape - ex stock 3M Scotch 33 0.178mm 0ºC to 80ºC 9mm x 33m
12.7mm x 33m
19mm x 33m
25mm x 33m
38mm x 33m
50mm x 33m
3M Scotch 35 Tape 3M Scotch 35  0.178mm 0°C to 80ºC  19mm x 20m
3M Scotch 22 Tape 3M Scotch 22  0.254mm -10ºC to +80°C 12mm x 33m
19mm x 33m
25mm x 33m
38mm x 33m
50mm x 33m
3M Scotch 700 Tape 3M Scotch 780  0.18mm -10ºC to +80°C  19mm x 20m
3M Scotch 2510 Tape 3M Scotch 2510   0.18mm -18ºC to +105°C  19mm x 20m
3M Temflex 1500 Tape 3M Temflex 1500 0.15mm 0ºC to 90ºC 19mm x 25m

➡ T&D stock and supply the complete range of 3M Scotch Insulation Tapes.

3M Scotch Electrical tapes are used to cable joint, splice, repair, seal and protect cables against abrasion, fire and corrosion – this includes LV-HV (11kV-33kV cables) – please contact T&D should you require assistance with selecting the correct tape.

Trademarks: 3M, Scotch, Scotchfil and Super 33+ are all trademarks of 3M Company.

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