CABLE MATERIALS

Question: What is SLICKTAPE?
Answer:
Patented SLICKTAPE products eliminate the mechanical and electrical problems inherent in "drip oilers" commonly used in cable manufacturing. NEPTCO SLICKTAPE laminates are flexible shielding tapes, pattern coated with microencapsulated mineral oil beads. During cabling, dynamic contact against metallic tooling causes the oil beads to break open, disbursing a controlled quantity of lubricant.

Question: Is there an easy way to estimate the weight of tape applied per 1000 feet of cable?
Answer:
Yes, there are two methods of calculating this figure. Formula 1 should be used when the specific gravity of the material is known, but the weight of the tape per 1000 feet is not known. Formula 2 may be used when the weight of the tape per 1000 ft is known.