Signaltape® Professional Grade was specifically designed to combat bucket shear when disturbed by excavation equipment. This is due to the inclusion of a 1,250 lbf tensile strength polyester fiber core material that ensures Signaltape® PG doesn't shear on both sides when struck by excavation equipment, where traditional marker tapes shears underground without providing an adequate visual warning.
Smoketape® which is currently under development and not yet commercially available, releases a smoke signal when disturbed by mechanical excavation equipment to alert the crew to the existence of an underground utility. The smoke color adheres to the APWA color code of the corresponding underground utility.
Signaltape® XT with Kevlar® was designed to be pulled to the surface, directly alerting the equipment operator to the existence of a buried facility. This is due to the inclusion of a 3,000 lbf tensile strength Kevlar fiber core material that ensures Signaltape does not shear until visible to equipment operator, where traditional marker tapes shear underground without providing an adequate visual warning.