Squirrel Tape™ Brand
Self-Fusing Silicone Tape

 

 

Made in the USA
Made in the USA

 

Rauckman Squirrel Tape™ brand silicone tapes are specially formulated self-fusing, self-amalgamating silicone rubber.

The Squirrel Tape bonds to itself irreversibly to provide a fully sealed insulating barrier that is resistant to moisture, oxygen, ozone and corona over a wide temperature range.

 
     
 

Squirrel Tape Silicone Tape used for underground application too
Use For Underground Too

Squirrel Tape in 1" and 2" widths
Available in 1" & 2" Widths

 

Squirrel Tape Self-Fusing Silicine Tape Brochure
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Squirrel Tape provides superior electrical insulation.

Squirrel Tape has a rectangular cross section of uniform thickness and as a high quality electrical tape it is ideal for electric utility applications.

   
 

Squirrel Tape Silicone Tape Logo
"You can wrap the electrical parts or you can wrap the squirrel, but the parts don't move."

 

Squirrel Tape Self-Fusing Silicine Tape Brochure
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Applications

 


Rauckman Squirrel Tape Features:

 

 

 
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Resists moisture, oxygen, and ozone to assure consistent high insulation values

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Conforms smoothly when wrapped around complex shapes

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Bonds to itself within 24 hours

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Dampens vibration and resists heat and mechanical shock

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Inherently flame resistant, UV resistant and corona resistant

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Will not leave adhesive residue when removed

Squirrel  Tape Self-Fusing Silicone Tape
   
       
 
  • Animal Mitigation by covering energized parts
  • Insulation for splicing and terminating
  • Insulating & sealing electrical connections
  • Underground cable splices
  • Harness wrapping and wire bundling
  • Superior repair tape for permanent or emergency electrical insulation
  • Superior tape for emergency mechanical repair
  • Thickness: 30 mil (0.030")
  • Operating Temperature Range: -65°F up to 500°F
  • ASTM D-149: 881 v/mil
  • Voltage Maximum Rating:
        15 kV with 2/3 Overlap - 1 Layer
        35 kV with 2/3 Overlap - 2 Layers
  • Thermal Stability: 356°F
  • Volume Resistivity: 1013 Ω-cm min. (ASTM D257)
  • Self Adhesion: 2 ppi min. (3.5 N/cm) (ASTM D2148)
  • Hardness: 50±10 Shore A (ASTM D2240)
  • Moisture Absorption: 0.9% (46 hrs. in H2O at 70°F)
  • Bonding Period: 24 Hours

Catalog Number

Width
Length
Thickness

Color

Units in
Std. Box

RFT-100G

1" (25.4 mm)
36' (12m)
0.030" (30 mil)

Grey

1

RFT-200G

2" (50.8 mm)
36' (12m)
0.030" (30 mil)

Grey

1

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Continuously remove the clear plastic liner as you install the tape.

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While installing the tape stretch the tape slightly to maintain a good wrap. Do not exceed approximately 10% elongation.

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For a good adhesion it is recommended to start by double wrapping the first loop.

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Continue by overlapping the tape by 2/3 of the width.

5

Always use a utility knife to cut the tape.

6

Do not pull the tape exceedingly or try to tear it by pulling on the tape.

Installation Tips:

  • When applied, the tape temperature must be above 32°F (0°C) to ensure adhesion. Keep tape warm by carrying it in coat pocket.
  • Stretch the tape only enough to provide a smooth wrap.
  • Smooth each wrapped layer with your hands to ensure full adhesion.
  • For cable splicing and terminations begin with preparing the cable using a company approved cable preparation cleaner or solvent.
   
       
     
       

     

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