Heskins Glass Bead DOT-Approved Reflective Tape


Heskins Glass Bead DOT-Approved Reflective Tape, high-visibility tape that reflects the majority of light back at the source, ideal for use on trailers, heavy-goods vehicles, for towing, etc.

  • Increases visibility in all weathers
  • Ideal for use by companies operating from Europe in the USA
  • Impact-proof and UV-stable
  • Self adhesive - applies to aluminium, steel and fibreglass surfaces
  • Available on rolls and pre-cut sections
  • Can be made to order in sizes from 15mm up to 1244mm in width
    • Contact our sales team on 0113 2455450 to discuss your requirements
  • Regulated by the FMCSA
    • Certifies use of DOT (US Federal Department Of Transportation) tape for North & South America as well as the Middle-East.
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Heskins Glass Bead DOT-Approved Reflective Tape is used by European manufacturers for trailers and vehicles intended for operation in the USA.

DOT tape reflects lights back at the source in a wide cone, increasing visibility and therefore safety, reducing the chance of collision in any lighting condition. This is achieved by applying a microscopic glass bead to the surface in a honeycomb-shaped grid, resulting in an impact proof, UV stable reflective material that will apply to any clean, dry surface such as aluminium, steel and fibreglass with its self-adhesive base.

H6602 is regulated by the FMCSA, which certifies use of DOT (US Federal Department Of Transportation) tape for North & South America as well as the Middle-East.

For non-DOT approved tape, see Heskins Microprismatic Tape (EGP reflective tape) for a high-reflective material for use on static and moving objects.

See the Heskins range of accessories for additional help during application, pro-longing the life of anti-slip tapes and line markings. The range consists of primers, edge fixing, mallets, rollers etc.

Ordering References

50mm x 45.7m rolls, available in:

  • H6602R - Red
  • H6602Y - Yellow
  • H6602W - White

Pre-cut sections, available in Red/White:

  • H6602A - 152mm x 152mm
  • H6602A - 178mm x 279mm

Heskins Glass Bead DOT-Approved Reflective Tape can be made to order in sizes from 15mm up to 1244mm in width - contact our sales team on 0113 2455450 to discuss your requirements.

Features & Benefits

  • Reflective tape, ideal for heavy good vehicles, trailers, etc
    • Ideal for use by companies operating from Europe in the USA
  • Reflects light in a cone, back at the source
  • Super-visible
  • Increases visibility in all weathers
  • Self adhesive - applies to aluminium, steel and fibreglass surfaces
  • Impact-proof
  • UV-stable

Product Data

Daytime Color (x,y,Y)

Conspicuity tape series meets the applicable daytime color requirements for FMVSS 108, DOT C-2, and ASTM D4956:2013. The four pairs of retroreflection shall be determined in accordance with ASTM E810, and per ASTM E810 the values of all rotation are determined the Ra.

Colour 1 2 3 4 Daytime luminance limit (Y)
  X Y X Y X Y X Y Min Max
White 0.303 0.3 0.368 0.366 0.34 0.393 0.274 0.329 27  
Red 0.648 0.351 0.735 0.265 0.629 0.281 0.565 0.346 2.5 15


Retroreflective Performance

The values below are minimum coefficients of retroreflection expressed in candelas per lux per squaremeter (cd/lux/m²)

Item Observation Angles Entrance Angles R
White 5mm -4 250
30 250
40 60
12.5mm -4 65
30 65
40 15
Red 5mm -4 60
30 60
40 15
12.5mm -4 10
30 10
40 4


The following technical information should be considered typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.

Property FMVSS 108 Requirement DOT C-2 conspicuity tape
Thickness NA Sealing Type - 405~445um
Metallizing Type - 300~340um
Gloss (ASTM D523 27°) NA 100
Dimensional stability (ASTM D4956) Less than 3.2mm change on 230mm x 230mm panel Pass
Flexibility (Wrap around 3.2mm mandrel 0°C) NO Cracking Pass
Peel adhesion, N/25mm 31.1 180˚ FINAT FTM 1
Tensile strength, N/25mm 189.6 Lloyd, 50N load cell
Min. Application temperature NA 15°C
High pressure wash test (45° angle, 83bar, 75mm distance) NA Pass
Adhesion (90° hanging weight ASTM D4956) Less than 50mm movement Pass
Peel adhesion (305mm/minute, 130° peel angle) NA Degreased aluminum: 0.94kg/cm
Chemical resistance NA Not effected by toluene, #2 diesel fuel, TSP detergent, xylene
Corrosion resistance (ASTM B-117 5% Salt spray for 1000 hours) NA No effect
Impact resistance (Room temperature 2.5m-0.45kg, 16.5mm tip) No damage outside impact Pass
Impact resistance (Cold temperature 1.5m-0,45kg, 16.5mm tip at -20°C) No damage outside impact Pass

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

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