Aftermarket AC and Refrigeration

Parker Premium Hi-Temp Cork Insulation Tape Exceeds the Industry Expectations and is built with Green Materials

Washington, MO, January 21, 2013 - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will feature a new eco-friendly, innovative insulation tape for use with hot pipes up to 325 degrees F at the AHR Expo which begins January 28 in Dallas.

Premium Hi-Temp Cork Insulation Tape is rated for insulating hot piping in confined areas in refrigerators and freezers, heat pumps and solar applications up to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C). The typical temperature maximum for refrigerant pipe insulation tape is 190 degrees F.

Premium Hi-Temp Cork Insulation Tape can be used on cool pipes down to
-20 deg F (-29 deg C) to prevent condensation that leads to dripping and the inherent safety problems and inconvenience associated.

The product is easy to mold around valves and fittings eliminating the need for pre-cast insulation forms. The unique formulation of the tape maintains elasticity and won’t crack or dry out even under direct sunlight (UV rays). This means extended product life, better insulation and energy efficiency for the equipment owner for the life of the unit.

Premium Hi-Temp Cork Insulation Tape does not contain asphalt or any VOC (volatile organic compounds). This makes it easier to dispose of and less messy in application. The asphalt base in standard cork tapes leaves a black residue that is easily transferred to hands and clothing.

Visit the Parker Sporlan Booth (#1533) to learn more about Premium Hi-Temp Cork Insulation Tape.

With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at or its investor information website at