3M Has A New Scotchkote Product

By David Mooso

You may recall that 3M’s Scotchkote was banned in California and many other states due to it having VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) in it. Scotchkote is typically used as a coating over wire splices as a moisture- and corrosion-resistant outer seal on vinyl tape applications which are subjected to excessive amounts of oil and moisture. Scotchkote FD coating is a newly formulated version of the original 3M Scotchkote. According to 3M this new Electrical Coating, unlike the original Scotchkote coating, this new version uses a VOC-exempt solvent so it is essentially VOC free.

According to 3M these are the advantages of using their product.

  • Suitable for direct burial, direct water immersion or aboveground applications.
  • Provides vinyl tapes with extra oil-, moisture- and corrosion-resistant layer of “Functionally and flexible coating for problem areas.
  • Functionally and chemically equivalent to the original Scotchkote coating. Therefore, when the materials dry (and the solvent vaporizes), the applied coating.” product remaining on both is virtually the same.

Scotchkote Fast Drying Information:

  • Easy to use; reduces application time.
  • Does not require heat, moisture or other preparation prior to or subsequent to application Self-Contained Applicator
  • Quick and easy application with a brush-top, 15-oz. can
  • No waste if container is resealed after use.

3M™ Scotchkote™ FD coating is sold in all states.

  • *Original Scotchkote coating is restricted from sale in:

California (CA), Connecticut (CT), Washington, D.C (DC), Delaware (DE), Illinois
(IL), Indiana (IN), Massachusetts (MA), Maryland (MD), Maine (ME), Michigan
(MI), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Ohio (OH),
Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), and Virginia (VA).

Call 3M Customer Service at 800-245-3573 if you have questions.

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