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Whether it’s Mil Spec, ASTM, UL, or any other spec, confirming these standards for the tape you need is challenging. Consult a tape expert to help you quickly and accurately find the tape that meets your requirements.

The first Mil Spec for a tape product was written at least 60 years ago. While many of you know the U.S. Military has written tape specifications, it's not the only entity with set requirements. Many companies and organizations have tape standards, such as the American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Commercial Item Description (CID) for federal agencies.

These tape specifications apply to various characteristics, including but not limited to:

  • Flame retardancy
  • Electrical insulation
  • Tensile strength
  • Surface smoothness
  • Color

 Finding the right specifications can be challenging to identify for various reasons:

  • Federal specifications have evolved over the years. Once designated by “MIL,” today they often begin with A_A followed by a number, so tracking down the new specification from the old number can be difficult.
  • Specifications are often cited within another specification. For example, tape P256 meets MIL I M15126 Type mf-2.5 is made with polyester which meets Mil I 631 Type G.
  • Many companies add specification numbers on their websites to improve search engine performance without any real information about the products.

If you're struggling to find products with necessary specifications, ask an expert who researches specifications daily.



Randy Emmons
Randy Emmons