SLICKTAPE®

NEPTCO is the sole manufacturer of a unique, patented technology that delivers the consistent lubrication necessary to fold and wrap shielding tape around cable without using excessive amounts of oil. The technology is self-contained, therefore eliminating the need for drip or sponge type oilers and the mess associated with them.

Here's how it works:

SLICKTAPE products are pattern-coated with microencapsulated oil beads. During cabling, dynamic contact against metallic tooling causes the oil beads to break open, disbursing a controlled quantity of lubricant. This keeps the folding process running smoothly and free from both dry spots and excessive oil. This method has proved to be much less disruptive to the extrusion process than a heavy layer of oil applied with a sponge.

Oil Vaporization: Customers who have switched to SLICKTAPE after using sponge-applied lubricants find the risk of blistered jackets caused by oil vaporization significantly reduced. Many resins, particularly PVC's, will not tolerate outgassing caused by too much oil.

Features/Benefits
  • Eliminates the mess inherent in drip or sponge type oilers
  • Prevents jacket blisters and poor surface quality often caused by excessive tape lubrication
  • Reduces variations in electrical properties caused by oil absorption of the dielectric
  • Prevents shield pinholes caused by foil abrasion during tape folding
  • Increases maximum allowable line speeds and/or permits use of higher yield shielding tapes due to reduced likelihood of breakage
  • Patterned coating permits electrical continuity with drain wire and connectors
  • Tapes fold more consistently

Packaging Options

Pads:

Inside diameter 3 inches or 6 inches

Outside diameter Up to a specified range of 12" - 18"


Handling Instructions

SLICKTAPE products on pads must be bound on both sides during unwind to prevent telescoping. The self-lubricating feature of SLICKTAPE requires that pads be handled at the circumference rather than at the core, and care must be exercised when placing SLICKTAPE pads on the unwind spindle. Material handlers and operators should be instructed in proper handling techniques to prevent loose cores.

SLICKTAPE technology can be applied to most NEPTAPE products.

Click here for pdf copies of select data sheets:

Product #ConstructionDescription
1001SL0.00048" (12µ) polyester film
0.00035" (9µ) aluminum foil
0.00010" (3µ) patterned micro-encapsulated mineral oil coating
Thin gauge self-lubricating shielding laminates. Typically used as a high-yield tape to wrap and shield individual pairs in electronic cables.
1047SL0.00092" (23µ) polyester film
0.00100" (25µ) aluminum foil
0.00010" (3µ) patterned micro-encapsulated mineral oil coating
General purpose shielding laminate with high film content and break strength. Typically used as an overall shield in electronic cables.
1069SL0.00092" (23µ) polyester film
0.00035" (9µ) aluminum foil
0.00010" (3µ) patterned micro-encapsulated mineral oil coating
Self-lubricating shielding laminate typically used as an overall or individual pair shield in electronic cables
5315SL0.00092" (23µ) polyester film
0.00150" (38µ) aluminum foil
High tensile strength self-lubricating shielding laminate typically used as an outer shield in CATV drop wire and LAN cable.
5325SL0.00048" (12µ) polyester film
0.00150" (38µ) aluminum foil
0.00010" (3µ) patterned micro-encapsulated mineral oil coating
High tensile strength self-lubricating shielding laminate typically used as an outer shield in CATV drop wire and LAN cable.
9199SL0.00035” (9µ) aluminum foil
0.00075” (19µ) polyester film
0.00035” (9µ) aluminum foil
0.00010” (3µ) patterned micro-
encapsulated mineral oil coating
High tensile strength self-lubricating shielding laminate typically used as an outer shield in CATV drop wire and LAN cable.
926SL0.00035" (9µ) aluminum foil
0.00092" (23µ) polyester film
0.00035" (9µ) aluminum foil
0.00010" (3µ) patterned micro-encapsulated mineral oil coating
High tensile strength self-lubricating shielding laminate typically used as an outer shield in CATV drop wire and LAN cable.
LS12SL0.00048" (12µ) polyester film
0.00200" (50µ) aluminum foil
0.00010" (3µ) patterned micro-encapsulated mineral oil coating
Low smoke self-lubricating shielding tape used for ANSI/IEEE 802.5 network cables and shielded Category 5 and Category 6 standards. For use in plenum cable (CMP, MPP) applications.



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