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Detectable Underground Tapes



  • Solid aluminum foil core tapes for protection, location and identification of underground utility installations
  • Meets or exceeds industry standards including the American Public Works Association (APWA) color code
  • Formulated to resist degradation from acid and alkali found in soils
  • Lead-free pigments and organic lead-free ink


Description Catalog #
Detectable Underground Tape: "CAUTION BURIED ELECTRIC LINE BELOW", Red, 3 in. x 1,000 ft. 42-201
Detectable Underground Tape: "CAUTION BURIED ELECTRIC LINE BELOW", Red, 6 in. x 1,000 ft. 42-251
Detectable Underground Tape: "CAUTION BURIED FIBER OPTIC LINE BELOW", Orange, 6 in. x 1,000 ft. 42-252


Property Method Value
Thickness ASTMD2103 5.0 Mils
Elongation ASTMD882-75B 80%
Composition IDEAL Specs. Bottom layer PE
Top layer PET
Foil industry standard
Tensile Strength ASTMD882 35 lbs./in. (15,000 PSI)









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