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People who often search for reflective tape online should not be unfamiliar with DOT-C2 reflective tape, but not all of us may understand it, so let's learn the following: What is DOT-C2 reflective tape?
But many people do not understand the meaning of "DOT C2", let us first understand; DOT, is the United States Department of Transportation (US Department of Transportation) acronym in English, DOT certification system that is the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) began in 1968 by the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). DOT certification is mandatory, that is, all motor vehicles and accessories sold in the United States must pass the DOT certification, with the DOT mark. After more than 30 years of practical application, DOT certification has been gradually extended to the entire North American region from the beginning when it was only implemented in the U.S. C2 refers to the 2-inch wide tape, of course, it does not mean that the reflective tape with DOT certification is only 2 inches wide, it can also be 3/4 inches, but from the experience of Kunshan Yuhuan's sales for many years, the 2-inch wide is the most popular.
On December 10, 1992, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA issued a final ruling requiring trailers manufactured on or after December 1, 1993, to be 80 inches or more in overall width, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds, and equipped with a device on the sides and rear to make them more visible on the road. The NHTSA ruling allows trailer manufacturers to install red and white reflective tape or reflectors or reflectors. This tape is commonly referred to as DOT C2 reflective tape and is therefore marked for easy identification.
This is also the origin of DOT C2 reflective tape, which is generally available in alternating white and red patterns to meet minimum reflective standards. It is generally 2 inches wide and has the DOT C2 mark printed on the surface. DOT C2 reflective tape produced by Kunshan Yuhuan is produced in strict accordance with the certification standards and test reports. And has the following characteristics.
1. Unique edge sealing structure to prevent water and dust infiltration.
3. Resistant to abrasion, scratch and impact.
4. Resistant to high-pressure water bead flushing, resistant to solvents such as gasoline and diesel.
5. Good flexibility, easy and convenient construction.
6. The unique design of the backing has the characteristics of high strength, low temperature resistance, non-corrosive paint surface and repeated adhesion.
7. The product has super reflective performance, good wide angle performance (incidence angle changes in a larger angle, still has good reflective performance) and weather resistance.
If you need to buy reflective tape for your car, you need to choose the right choice strictly in accordance with the certification standards!