Friction tape was the first electrical tape to enter the marketplace. Older wiring systems had cotton cloth jacketing, which was very susceptible to fire. Friction tape slowly replaced cotton jacketing. It is constructed of cotton cloth impregnated on both sides with a tacky, rubber adhesive that provides good adhesion to all types of surfaces, including itself, without sticky residue.
Its tough surface helps to prevent abrasion and protects wires, cables, and splices from penetration from neighboring systems
Common Uses of Cloth Friction Tape
Electrical wire splices, heavy-duty binding, bundling cables, household wiring, and adding no-slip grip to construction and agricultural equipment handles.