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Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape

Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape

Scapa is a leading manufacturer and supplier of water blocking tapes to the cable industry for use in both power and communication cables. Scapa designs, manufacturers and delivers:


What is Water Blocking Tape?

Water blocking tapes and water swellable tapes prevent the progression of water deep into many types of critical cable designs. 

Applications for Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape

Water blocking tapes and water swellable tapes rapidly absorb liquid at the point of insulation failure and quickly swell to block any further ingress. This ensures any cable damage is minimised, fully contained and is easy to locate and repair.  Examples of applications where Scapa's water-blocking tapes are used include:

Markets for Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape

Water blocking tapes and water swellable tapes are used throughout the cable industry in the energy, telecommunications, data transmission and sub-sea cable market sectors, including:

Markets

Product Benefits of Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape

Water blocking tapes and water swellable tapes offer premium performance benefits during the critical first minute of response to water. The use and blending of superior super absorbent polymers (SAP) contributes significantly to enhanced performance. Some of the features and benefits of using Scapa water-blocking tapes are: 

Seawater blocking capability
Fast swell
Suitable for direct fibre contact
High yield
Suitable for fast processing
Low electrical resistance
Good cushioning properties
Asymmetric swell if required
Proven long term performance

Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape Technical Information

Water blocking tapes and water swellable tapes from Scapa come in different materials, widths, lengths and thicknesses. 
Standard inner core diameters for water blocking tapes are 76mm, 102mm and 152mm. Various widths are available and the outer diameters are as follows:

          Tape Width               Outside diameter
       < than 1 inch / 25mm = 12 inches / 304mm max.
       > than 1 inch / 25mm = 38 inches / 965mm max.

Joints of a suitable technical standard may be included but will be kept to a minimum. Heat seal joints are standard on water blocking tapes, which are thinner than conventional joints and as strong as the tape itself. Other joints (butt‚Äźdouble or single) are available upon request

Why Choose Scapa for Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape?

Scapa Industrial is a global manufacturer and supplier of water blocking tapes, with vast experience and product expertise in this area. Scapa understands its markets, utilises quality standards and excels at product development.

Contact Scapa Industrial for Water Blocking Tape, Water Swellable Tape

Contact Scapa for further assistance with water blocking tape and water swellable tape.