Type ABx™ heat-activated antistatic cover tape is a high-quality, low-cost product developed to reduce the tendency to bond to areas other than the seal tracks. This condition is known as ‘wetting’ and causes unpredictable or unstable peel force as well as visual concerns.
Type ABx™ Cover Tape is constructed in two layers, a 0.0010” thick polyester base film covered by a 0.0011” thick heat-activated adhesive coating layer. Both layers are antistatic to protect static sensitive devices.
Type ABx™ Heat Activated Cover Tape is provided with 300, 500 and 1000 splice-free meters on a 3” inner diameter plastic core. Widths available include all EIA standard widths for carrier tapes between 8mm and 120mm. Additional widths may be available by special request.
Recommended Sealing Conditions
The detailed sealing parameters apply to single strike seal mode. Multi-strike, or overlap sealing, may require adjustment outside of these ranges.
|Temperature||170° – 210° C|
|Dwell Time||0.2 – 0.50 sec|
|Pressure||30 – 35 PSI|
|Seal Rail Width||0.015 – 0.020″ (0.38 – 0.51 mm)|
Shelf Life and Storage
Type ABx™ Cover Tape has a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture when stored under the recommended condition. We recommend storing this product in its original packaging in a climate-controlled environment with temperatures between 19°C and 40°C (66° – 104°F) and relative humidity under 80%.
Type ABx™ Heat Activated Antistatic Cover Tape Material Properties
Note: The values presented for this product are typical laboratory data and may be changed without notice.
1 Tests performed under specific sealing conditions on polystyrene tape.
|Properties||Typical Value||Test Method / Standard|
|Adhesion to Carrier||50 +/- 20 grams1||EIA-481-B|
|Surface Resistivity||=105 ohms/square (both sides)||ASTM D-257 @ 50% RH|
|Tribo-electric Potential||50 volts max||RS481-A|
|Tensile Strength||11,000 PSI||ASTM D-882|
|Elongation||120 – 140%||ASTM D-882|
|Standard Roll||3″ I.D. core, 300 meters|
|Part Number||Tape Width (+/- 0.10)|