Antistatic Cover Tape Type ABx™ Heat Activated

Heat Activated Tape

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.

  • Formulated to prevent wetting
  • Proven to perform with carrier tapes: Types C, X , V & T Static Dissipative Polystyrene, Types J, K, L & O Homogenous Polystyrene
  • Ideal package for surface mount components when used with our Carrier tapes, LOKREEL® packaging reels, Static Shielding / Moisture Bags
  • Complies with EIA-481 standards

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
Transparency 93% Transmittance
35% Clarity
51% Haze
ASTM D-1003
Colour Natural, non-pigmented
Standard Roll 3″ I.D. core, 300 meters


Part Number Tape Width (+/- 0.10)
ABX0054 5.4mm
ABX0092 9.2mm
ABX0133 13.3mm
ABX0210 21.0mm
ABX0255 25.5mm
ABX0375 37.5mm
ABX0495 49.5mm
ABX0655 65.5mm
ABX0815 81.5mm
ABX1135 113.5mm
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