Caveats & Stuff to Know


A word about the specifications you see on most of the pages here. There are four, sometimes five important specifications in the tape industry:  Tensile Strength is measured in pounds per inch of width, Adhesion to Stainless is measured in ounces per inch of width, Thickness is measured in mils (1/1000 of an inch) and Elongation in percent from normal. Electrical tapes also spec Dielectric Strength at Breaking. Additionally, but not always you will find Application Temperature and Service Temperature. Frequently applying and using are done at different temps, so pay attention.  We strive to present all the specs we have. We have detailed specification sheets and MSDS available for most all our tapes. Please ask.  In keeping with industry standards of US and foreign mills most of our products are measured in metric sizing.  However, unlike most all our competitors we cut most of our electrical tapes, vinyls and a few others tapes to imperial sizing. Specify 3/4" Electrical (and some others!) at Merco Tape and you get 3/4".  Of course, we can cut anything to imperial or any custom size as needed.

A word about compatibility. In addition to our fuller terms down towards the bottom of this page we want to draw your attention to two more points:  All statements, technical information and recommendations contained on our website or submitted in any of our literature or by any of our representatives, salespeople, agents, or dba are based on research and experience which we believe to be reliable. You are urged to confirm the suitability of these products to your particular need.

A word about images and graphics. Please note some images may be representative. Manufacturers change packaging (nice segue into our closeout section, eh?), monitors are calibrated differently and in some instances we did not have images that reflect an exact representation of the product, such as but not limited to images of specific sizes. Please, double check both your needs and the needs of your customer.  For instance, special cut items are exactly that: special cut. We will cut them for you and as such are not returnable, so measure twice, buy once.

A word about California Proposition 65.  Any and all sellers of goods likely to be placed in the stream of commerce and/or be sold in California must comply with the warning requirements of Proposition 65. These warning requirements were recently amended and revised effective on August 30, 2018. Proposition 65 warning labels must now contain the name of at least one listed chemical of concern in the text of the warning, along with the “endpoint” associated with the chemical listed (i.e., cancer, birth defects etc.), and a triangular warning graphic. The warning must be prominently displayed so as to render the warning likely to be read and understood by an ordinary individual (even one from California). Merco Hackensack, Inc. (Merco Tape) has taken steps to ensure, whenever possible, that its products subject to Prop 65 are labelled with the required warnings and comply with the recent regulatory revisions. As a downstream customer of Merco Tape's products, we hereby inform you of your independent and separate obligation to provide and/or pass along these warnings for all Merco Tape products with Prop 65 warnings that you purchased in conjunction with your further sale or distribution of those items.  In addition, as noted above, you should separately provide Prop 65-compliant electronic warnings for all internet sales of Merco Tape's products with Prop 65 markings, as well as the appropriate warnings for catalog sales of the same. Please note this informational warning herein is not inclusive of all your requirements and you are advised to consult your own legal counsel concerning your obligations.

Information You Want to Know

A word our lawyers want you to read: All statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein, on our website or submitted in any of our literature or by any of our representatives, salespeople, agents, or dba are based on research and experience which we believe to be reliable, but such information or recommendations shall not constitute a warranty. The following is made in lieu of all warranties, implied or expressed. “Merco Hackensack, Inc. (Merco Tape) warrants its tape to be free from defects in material and workmanship, and our only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved to be defective to both our and the original manufacturer's satisfactions, provided such defect is called to our attention by the Purchaser within thirty days of acceptance of the goods. Merco Tape neither makes, nor shall we be bound by any other warranty, express or implied, statutory, or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall Merco Tape be liable for any loss, damage, expense, or consequential damage of any kind arising from the use of or the inability to use our products”. 

Another word our lawyers want you to read.  Title and ownership to any and all merchandise shipped by Merco Hackensack, Inc. (Merco Tape) do not pass to the Buyer (Purchaser) until Merco is paid in full.  Any invoice for merchandise shipped by us with full freight allowed and not paid in full by the Buyer will be charged back for all carriage charges incurred by us to deliver the product.  Past due amounts will incur a convenience fee of 1.5% per month. All costs associated with the collection of any invoice, any convenience fee levied, and any freight mentioned herein will be the sole responsibility of the Buyer. Acceptance of our product indicates Buyer's acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.                         

And (hopefully) a last word, this time from our Patent and Trademark lawyers: Copyright © 2006-2021 Merco Hackensack, Inc. - All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior written permission of Merco Hackensack, Inc. except as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, or by written permission from representatives of Merco Tape or by reviewers or literary critics for the purpose of quoting a passage in review. If you would like to use Merco Tape's images or spec sheets for your catalogs or web site please inquire.