A type of pressure-sensitive tape used to insulate electrical wires and other materials that conduct electricity. It can be made of many plastics, but Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is most popular, as it stretches well and gives an effective and long lasting insulation. Electrical tape for class H insulation is made of Fiberglass cloth.
Synonyms and Related Terms
friction tape; chatterton (Fr.); ruban isolant (Fr.)