Type ATA™ Cover Tape offers excellent clarity and highly consistent adhesion. Its smooth adhesive finish refracts little light, greatly enhancing the tape’s clarity while reducing its haze. These features improve your ability to conduct post-taping in-pocket inspection of components. ATA also works with polycarbonate carrier tape.
Type ATA™ Cover Tape is constructed in two layers, a 0.0010” polyester base film over a 0.0015” heat-activated adhesive coating layer. Both layers are antistatic to protect static sensitive devices.
Type ATA™ Heat Activated Cover Tape rolls are 480 splice-free meters on a 3” inner diameter plastic core.
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||160° – 180° C||200° – 210° C|
|Dwell Time||0.2 – 0.5 sec||0.3 – 0.5 sec|
|Pressure||30 – 35 PSI|
|Seal Rail Width||0.015 – 0.020″ (0.38 – 0.51 mm)||0.015 – 0.020″ (0.38 – 0.51 mm)|
Shelf Life and Storage
Type ATA™ 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%. Exceeding these recommended storage conditions could result in inconsistent product performance.
Type ATA™ Heat Activated Antistatic Cover Tape Material Properties
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|
|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||8,100 PSI||ASTM D-882|
|Elongation||110% +/- 10%||ASTM D-882|
|Transparency||90% Transmittance||ASTM D-1003|
|Standard Roll||3” I.D. core, 480 meters||–|
|Part Number||Tape Width (+/- 0.10)|