Adhesive Backed (peel and stick) Oralite SOLAS 1404 Tape is pliable, stretchable, and is the brightest reflective tape on the market. This is the FD1404 version that is designed to be used on Zodiacs, inflatable boats, liferafts, fabrics, survival suits, jackets, life preservers and other flexible surfaces. FD1404 SOLAS had a very aggressive 5 mil adhesive, is flexible, and will stretch. Keep in mind that even through FD1404 Conformable SOLAS is designed for flexible surfaces, it will also work well on ALL surfaces, especially those that require a flexible tape.
Oralite Adhesive SOLAS is also very popular for motor cyclists and bicyclists due to its extreme reflectivity. It can be applied to hard or flexible surfaces as well as jackets. When applying to clothing keep in mind that the tape will not go through a wash cycle unless it has been applied and then stitched on. The tape has a strong aggressive adhesive and is designed to withstand the harsh marine environment and extreme cold. As you can see from the chart at the bottom of this page the candela rating is 1000 which is over 13 times brighter than standard white engineer grade reflective tape. Incredibly bright. FD1404 is IMO Type I certified and meets USCG requirements for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea).
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Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida, Business & Innovation – Stanford University) 22 years experience in the safety business. Expert in reflective visibility solutions.