Wire Striping & Dyeing

Wire Striping - Lapp Tannehill

Wire Striping Services

Wire striping is the process of adding an additional color or colors to the wire or cable jacket. Contrasting stripes allows an easier identification for users. When using multiple wires that are similar, in one application, custom color combinations will ensure a smooth installation. Our striping capabilities include spiral and parallel striping up to three stripes and color combinations on a variety of materials, including PTFE, PVC, XLPE, and nylon jacket wires like THHN wire.

 

What’s the difference between a spiral stripe and a parallel stripe?

Spiral Stripe Parallel Stripe
spiral-stripe

Diagonal line added to wire jacket creating additional color stripe spiraled around outer wire jacket

Parallel Stripe

Linear line added to wire jacket creating additional parallel color stripe around outer wire jacket

Why is PTFE striping different?

PTFE ink is water based, not solvent based. The process involves preheating the wire and then heating afterward with enough heat to melt the stripe into the wire.

 

What other materials can we stripe?

We have stock inks for everything but Neoprene, Silicone, and Tefzel.

 

Dyeing Wire and Cable

Add color to or change the color of the wire or cable by soaking it in a solution impregnated with a dye. Our machines also have the capability to dye PVC wire and cable to your individual specifications to help with proper identification of existing or custom installations.

 

What can we dye?

Lapp Tannehill has stock dyes and is able to dye PVC wire and cable up to .030 OD.

 

With our value-added services and vast product inventory, Lapp Tannehill is your one-stop source for wire and cable. Contact us for more information or a quote on our wire striping and dyeing services.