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Unit of Measure

Test Data

Overall Thickness

N/A 5.0 mil

Test Method for Thickness

N/A ASTMD2103

Tensile Strength

N/A 35 lb/in7,000 psi

Test Method for Tensile Strength

N/A ASTMD882

Elongation

N/A 80 %

Test Method for Elongation

N/A ASTMD882-75B

Bond Strength Time without Peel

N/A 5 h

Test Method for Bond Strength

N/A Boiling Water

Adhesives

N/A Morton 548 or Equivalent

Test Method for Adhesives

N/A Manufacture Specifications

Bottom Layer Material

N/A Virgin Polyethylene (PE)

Test Method for Bottom Layer Material

N/A Manufacture Specifications

Top Layer Material

N/A Virgin Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Test Method for Top Layer Material

N/A Manufacture Specifications

Foil

N/A Industry Standard

Test Method for Foil

N/A Manufacture Specifications

Message Repeat

N/A Varies per Legend

Test Method for Message Repeat

N/A Manufacture Specifications

Inks

N/A AXL II

Test Method for Inks

N/A Manufacture Specifications

Flexibility

N/A Pliable Hand

Test Method for Flexibility

N/A ASTM 671-76

Printability

N/A 45 dynes

Test Method for Printability

N/A ASTMD 2578

Specifications

Clear Film Thickness

N/A 0.8 mil

Solid Aluminum Foil Core Thickness

N/A 0.35 mil0.0035 in

Specifications

N/A Tape consists of a minimum 5.0 mil (values are a nominal + or - 10 % to allow for manufacturing variance) overall thickness, with a 0.35 mil (0.00035") solid aluminum foil core. Construction is 0.8 mil clear film, reveprint laminated to an aluminum foil to 3.75 mil clear film, making the film permanently printed and plowable. All NADCO® tape's meets or exceeds the industry standards including the American Public Works Association (APWA) Color Code.

Intended Application

N/A Marking

Color Code

Color Code

N/A Blue Brown Green Orange Purple Red Yellow

Test Method for Color

N/A American Public Works Association (APWA) Coded

Marking Text for Blue Color Code

N/A Water and Associated Lines

Marking Text for Brown Color Code

N/A Force Mains and Associated Lines

Marking Text for Green Color Code

N/A Sanitary and Associated Lines

Marking Text for Orange Color Code

N/A Telecommunications and Telephone Lines

Marking Text for Purple Color Code

N/A Reclaimed Water Lines

Marking Text for Red Color Code

N/A Electric and Associated Lines

Marking Text for Yellow Color Code

N/A Gas and Associated Lines

Burial Depths

Tape Width

N/A 2 in3 in6 in

Detectable Burial Depth for 2 Inch (in) Tape Width

N/A 6 to 12 in

Detectable Burial Depth for 3 Inch (in) Tape Width

N/A 12 to 24 in

Detectable Burial Depth for 6 Inch (in) Tape Width

N/A 22 to 30 in

Burial Depths

N/A Bear in mind the types of locators utilized have a direct input on depth.
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