Product information

tesa® 4688

Standard polyethylene-coated cloth tape

Product description

tesa® 4688 is a standard grade polyethylene-coated cloth tape. It is based on a 55 mesh woven PET/rayon fabric backing coated with a pressure sensitive natural rubber adhesive.
tesa® 4688 is a typical repairing tape, convenient for a variety of needs and very easy to use.


  • strong adhesion, even on rough surfaces
  • waterproof
  • easy to unwind
  • tesa® 4688 is certified by AREVA according to requirements of the Siemens AG standard TLV 9027/01/06 for a nuclear power station: total halogen content
  • available in 8 colors: black, white, grey, yellow, blue, red, green, brown

Main applications

  • Marking, masking, packaging, protecting, fastening, closing
  • Bonding construction films
  • Closing cartons, tins, etc.
  • Fixing wires
  • Bundling cables
  • Splicing films, marking of parts during maintenance in nuclear power plants

Technical properties

Backing material

PE extruded cloth

Total thickness

10.23 mils

Type of adhesive

natural rubber

Adhesion to steel

41.11 oz/in

Elongation at break

9 %

Tensile strength

29.69 lbs/in

Temperature resistance (30 min)

230 °F


55 count per square inch

Dielectric breakdown voltage

2900 volt

Rating properties

Hand tearability


Straight tear edges


Certified according to

TLV 9027/01/06 for use in nuclear power plant

Abrasion resistance


Water resistance


tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.


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