Antistatic Cover Tape Type AHP Heat Activated

Heat Activated Tape

Type AHP Cover Tape is an antistatic, transparent, heat sealable cover tape which protects and confines surface mount components contained in our embossed carrier tape. Suitable for any heat sealing taping application, AHP Cover Tape provides consistent adhesion and a proven record of quality.

  • Engineered for Polystyrene Carrier Tapes
  • Performs within EIA-481 bonding guidelines
  • Proven to work effectively with the following Carrier Tape materials: Types C, X, V & T Static Dissipative Polystyrene, Types J, K, L & O Homogenous Polystyrene
  • Halogen Free

Type AHP Cover Tape is constructed in two layers, a 0.00092″ polyester base film covered by a 0.00128” heat activated adhesive coating layer. Both layers are antistatic to protect static sensitive devices.

Type AHP Cover Tape is provided standard with 300 and 500 splice-free meters on a 3” inner diameter plastic core. Available widths include all EIA standard widths for carrier tapes between 8mm and 56mm. 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 165° – 210° C
Dwell Time 0.1 – 1.0 sec
Pressure 30 PSI
Seal Rail Width 0.015 – 0.020″ (0.38 – 0.51 mm)

Shelf Life and Storage
Type AHP Cover Tape has a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture when kept in recommended conditions. Store this product in its original packaging in a climate-controlled with temperatures between 19°C – 40°C (66°F – 104°F) and relative humidity is 50% +/- 30%. Do not store in direct sunlight. Allow product to stabilize at room temperature prior to use. Exceeding these recommended storage conditions could result in inconsistent product performance.

Type AHP Heat Activated Antistatic Cover Tape Material Properties
Note: The values presented for this product are typical laboratory data and may be changed without notice.
1Tests performed under specific sealing conditions on polystyrene tape.

Properties Typical Value Test Method / Standard
Initial Adhesion to Carrier 50 +/- 20 grams1 EIA-481-B
Surface Resistivity =105 ohms/square (both sides) ASTM D-257 @ 50% RH
Tensile Strength 11,000 PSI ASTM D-882
Elongation 120 – 140% ASTM D-882
Transparency 91% Transmittance
25% Clarity
50% Haze
ASTM D-1003
Colour Transparent, pale blue


Part Number Tape Width (+/- 0.10)
AHP0053-300 5.3mm
AHP0054-300 5.4mm
AHP0092-300 9.2mm
AHP0133-300 13.3mm
AHP0210-300 21.0mm
AHP0213-300 21.3mm
AHP0255-300 25.5mm
AHP0375-300 37.5mm
AHP0495-300 49.5mm
AHP0655-300 65.5mm
AHP0815-300 81.5mm
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