Antistatic Cover Tape Type AHPC Heat Activated

Heat Activated Tape

Type AHPC Cover Tape is a clear, antistatic, heat sealable cover tape engineered to protect and confine surface mount components contained in our carrier tape. AHPC is designed to adhere at various temperatures and dwell times within industry standards.

  • Engineered for Polycarbonate Carrier Tapes
  • Performs within EIA-481 bonding guidelines
  • Proven to work effectively with the following Carrier Tape materials: Types G, N & Q Static Dissipative Polycarbonate

Type AHPC 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 AHPC Cover Tape is provided splice-free on 3” inner diameter plastic cores.

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° – 200° C
Dwell Time 0.2 – 0.5 sec
Pressure 30 – 35 PSI
Seal Rail Width 0.015 – 0.020″ (0.38 – 0.51 mm)


Shelf Life and Storage
Type AHPC Heat Activated Antistatic 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 environment where temperatures do not exceed 40°C (104°F) and relative humidity is under 80%.

Type AHPC Heat Activated Antistatic Cover Tape Material Properties
1 Tests performed under specific sealing conditions on formed polycarbonate tape.
** Aging at 52°C and 95% PH increased adhesion to carrier by 80%
Note: The values presented for this product are typical laboratory data and may be changed without notice.

Properties Typical Value Test Method / Standard
Initial Adhesion to Carrier ** 35 to 55 grams EIA-481-B
Surface Resistivity <1012>=105 ohms/square (both sides) ASTM D-257
Tensile Strength 11,000 PSI ASTM D-882
Elongation 120 – 140% ASTM D-882
Overall Width Tolerance +/- 0.10mm Laser Micrometer
Transparency <27% Haze ASTM D-1003
Colour Natural, non-pigmented N/A


Part Number Tape Width (+/- 0.10) Roll Length (m) Pack Size
AHPC0054-300 5.4mm 300 50
AHPC0093-300 9.3mm 300 & 500 30
AHPC0133-xxx 13.3mm 300 & 500 15
AHPC0213-xxx 21.3mm 300 & 500 10
AHPC0255-xxx 25.5mm 300 & 500 10
AHPC0375-xxx 37.5mm 300 & 500 5
AHPC0495-xxx 49.5mm 300 & 500 5
AHPC0655-xxx 65.5mm 300 & 500 4
AHPC0815-xxx 81.5mm 300 & 500 3
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