3M Scotch 780 Tape – Coloured PVC Insulation Tape (Standard)

3M Scotch 780 Tape - Coloured PVC Insulation Tape (Standard)

3M Scotch 780 Tape – Coloured PVC Insulation Tape (Standard)

Scotch 780

3M Scotch 780 Tape is a good quality, middle range all purpose PVC insulating tape, providing very good mechanical protection with minimum bulk – Scotch insulation tapes have been developed for quality, efficiency, durability and versatility.

Scotch 780 Tape is suitable for primary electrical insulation for all wire and cable joints and splices at temperatures from -10°C to +80°C.

Scotch 780 Electrical Tape is a medium grade, 0.18 mm thick, all weather vinyl insulating tape that is available in Black, White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow/Green, Brown, Yellow, Grey and Orange.

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

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.

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3M Scotch 780 Tape

3M Scotch 780 Tape

3M Scotch 780 Tape – ex stock

Coloured PVC Insulation Tape Features

  • Flame retardant PVC insulation tape
  • High dielectric strength & conformable
  • Provides very good mechanical protection with minimum bulk
  • Scotch 780 is available in 10 different colours
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) backing
  • Pressure-sensitive rubber based adhesive
  • 3M Scotch 780 is compatible with solid dielectric cable insulations
  • Inhibits corrosion of electrical conductors
  • Insulation tape for indoor or outdoor applications

3M SCOTCH 780 TAPE – Installation Techniques

  • Scotch 780 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 Super 780 tape with no tension on the last wrap to prevent flagging

Maintenance Of 3M Standard coloured PVC Insulation Tape

Scotch 780 Tape complies with the requirements of UL 510 for storage. When maintained under normal storage conditions, the tape will remain stable and has a five-year shelf-life.

3M Scotch Tapes including Scotch 780, are preferred by global electric utilities for their high performance, specification and reliability compared to unbranded poor quality electrical tapes prone to degradation, flagging and failure.

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Coloured PVC Insulation Tape – Technical Specification

Colour Available in Black, White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow/Green, Brown, Yellow, Grey, Orange.
Thickness 0.18m
Temperature Range -10 up to 80°C
Standards UL Listed
Adhesive Rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesive
Backing (Material Type) Pressure-sensitive rubber based adhesive
Width x Length  19mm x 25m
Dielectric Strength 45 kV/m
Breaking Strength 25 N/10 mm
Elongation 200%
Adhesion to Steel 2.4 N/10 m
Adhesion to Backing 2.4 N/10 m
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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