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Can SLICKTAPE® solve your tape forming issues?

Posted by Phillip Shows on Oct 30, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Most cable manufacturers rely on forming tools to properly fold and align shielding tapes with the precision necessary to meet strict cable performance criteria. As you can imagine, running a foil tape across a metal forming tool creates friction that abrades both the tape and tooling itself. Any debris generated during the process, either from the tape or from its contact with the forming tool, eventually accumulates in the tooling causing unwanted cable defects and/or tape breaks due to space limitations. The typical practice in the wire and cable industry is to attempt to minimize this type of scuffing by directly lubricating either the tooling or the tape with oiling devices.

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Topics: Slick Tape, Wire & Cable

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