PTFE Tape for Packaging Machinery

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) glass tape, an innovative and versatile material, has rapidly become an essential component in various industries due to its exceptional properties and wide range of applications. This specialized tape, a combination of PTFE and glass materials, offers unique advantages that cater to the needs of different sectors.

Understanding PTFE Glass Tape

PTFE glass tape is a high-performance adhesive tape formed by impregnating woven fiberglass fabric with PTFE. This combination results in a tape that possesses remarkable properties such as heat resistance, electrical insulation, chemical inertness, and a non-stick surface.

Applications Across Industries

The versatility of PTFE glass tape allows for its application in diverse industries:

  1. Electrical and Electronics Industry: The tape serves as an insulator for wiring, cables, and electrical components due to its excellent dielectric properties. It ensures electrical safety and reliability.
  2. Packaging and Sealing: PTFE glass tape’s non-stick nature and heat resistance make it ideal for sealing machines, ensuring smooth and clean operations in packaging industries.
  3. Heat Sealing and Welding: It is utilized in heat sealing equipment to prevent sticking during welding and sealing processes, maintaining the integrity of the materials being joined.
  4. Aerospace and Automotive Sectors: The tape finds use in these industries for wire harnessing, providing protection and insulation against heat and harsh conditions.

Unique Benefits of PTFE Glass Tape

  • Heat Resistance: PTFE glass tape can withstand high temperatures without losing its physical or electrical properties, making it suitable for demanding applications.
  • Non-Stick Surface: The non-stick nature of the tape prevents adhesion, allowing for smooth and clean operations in various applications.
  • Chemical Inertness: It is highly resistant to various chemicals, ensuring stability and reliability even in harsh environments.
  • Electrical Insulation: The tape’s dielectric properties make it an excellent insulator for electrical components, ensuring safety in electrical applications.

PTFE Tape

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Typical Physical Properties


Series 254 Standard Grade PTFE Tape – Acrylic Adhesive

Product
Number

Backing
Thickness (ins)
Total Thickness with adhesive (ins.) Break Strength
lb/in width
(warp/fill)
Adhesion
oz./in width
Dielectric
Strength
Total Volts
Insulation
Class

254-3A

.003 .005 70/50 50 2500 155

254-5A

.005

.007

120/100

50

3500

155

254-6A

.006

.008

135/140

50

4500

155

254-10A

.010

.012

225/175

50

5500

155

254-14A

.014

.016

400/200

50

4500

155

 

 

Typical Physical Properties


Series 254 Standard Grade PTFE Tape – Silicone Adhesive

Product Number

Backing Thickness
(ins)

Total Thickness with adhesive (ins)

Break Strength
lb./in width
(warp/fill)

Adhesion
oz./in width

Dielectric Strength
total volts

Insulation Class

254-3S

.003

.005

70/50

40

2500

220

254-5S

.005

.007

120/100

40

3500

220

254-6S

.006

.008

120/100

40

4500

220

254-10S

.010

.012

225/175

40

5500

220

254-14S

.014

.016

400/250

40

4500

220

 

Premium Grade PTFE Tape 

This premium series of PTFE tape is manufactured by coating one side of our #502 fabric with a pressure sensitive adhesive. The fiberglass substrate has a tighter weave than that of standard grade material, and a higher PTFE content for maximum release properties. This series should be considered where performance is the main purchasing consideration.

Typical Physical Properties


Series 250 Premium Grade PTFE Tape – Acrylic Adhesive

Product Number

Backing Thickness
(ins)

Total Thickness with adhesive (ins)

Break Strength
lb./in width
(warp/fill)

Adhesion
oz./in width

Dielectric Strength
total volts

Insulation Class

250-3A

.003

.005

70/50

45

3000

220

250-5A

.005

.007

120/100

45

3500

220

250-6A

.006

.008

120/100

45

5000

220

250-10A

.010

.012

225/175

45

6000

220

250-14A

.014

.016

400/250

45

5000

220

Typical Physical Properties


Series 250 Premium Grade PTFE Tape – Silicone Adhesive

Product Number

Backing Thickness
(ins)

Total Thickness with adhesive (ins)

Break Strength
lb./in width
(warp/fill)

Adhesion
oz./in width

Dielectric Strength
total volts

Insulation Class

250-3S

.003

.005

70/50

40

3000

220

250-5S

.005

.007

120/100

40

3500

220

250-6S

.006

.008

120/100

40

5000

220

250-10S

.010

.012

225/175

40

6000

220

250-14S

.014

.016

400/250

40

5000

220

Available 40″ wide x the yard or in slit rolls from 1/4″ to 36″ in lengths of 10*,18 & 36 yards.

Minimum quantities may be required for 10yd rolls of certain thickness’.

Values shown are nominal and should not be used for writing specifications

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