IPG Introduces UL 181 B-FX-Rated AC50UL Cloth Duct Tape For Flexible Air Ducts and Connectors

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Company develops tape to meet specific performance demands of today's HVAC contractor.

IPG – a leading manufacturer of products for the building and construction and HVAC industries – introduces UL 181-rated AC50UL, a premium-grade HVAC duct tape for flexible air ducts and air connectors.

The new 14 mil high-strength polyethylene-coated cloth duct tape is engineered with an aggressive adhesive to create a strong bond to duct surfaces. IPG developed the tape with superior adhesion to meet the specific performance demands of today’s HVAC contractor. The conformity of AC50UL to the UL 181 B-FX standard means that the tape meets flexible duct criteria for HVAC systems required by many building codes throughout the U.S., including that recommended by the 2009 California Residential Compliance Manual.

The superior flexibility of IPG’s AC50UL allows for easy molding when applied to flexible duct. It exhibits excellent adhesion strength in a wide range of temperatures from sub-zero up to 200 degrees F.

Jobsite benefits to the contractor include UL markings clearly printed on the tape for quick and easy identification, easy hand tear, and no need for the use of a dispenser.

The airtight AC50UL tape, available in silver and black, is resistant to humidity, mold growth, and other potential HVAC duct contamination. It is flame resistant, conforming to flame spread UL 723/ASTM E-8. It is UV resistant. Its tensile strength is 38 lb/in and the elongation percentage is 21. The adhesion to steel rating is 75 oz/in. Sizes are 48 mm x 54.8.7 m and 72 mm x 54.8 m.

Tape should be used in accordance with flexible duct manufacturers’ instructions.

AC50UL tape is part of IPG’s complete line of products specifically engineered to meet the most stringent requirements of the HVAC industry. IPG HVAC products can help contribute to LEED®, ENERGY STAR, and other certifications by helping to improve the energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems.

For more information about IPG’s AC50UL and other HVAC products, contact IPG Customer Service at 800-474-8273. Visit the website http://www.itape.com.

About IPG (Intertape Polymer Group Inc.)
IPG (Intertape Polymer Group Inc.) is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, specialized polyolefin films, woven fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Bradenton, Florida, the Company employs approximately 1,800 employees with operations in 19 locations, including 12 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe. The website is http://www.itape.com.

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