Antistatic Cover Tape Type ATA™ Heat Activated

Heat Activated Tape

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.

  • Halogen Free, ultra clear tape to allow post-taping inspection of components while in the pocket
  • 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, Types G, N & Q Polycarbonate

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.

Polystyrene Polycarbonate
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
89% Clarity
20% Haze
Colour Natural, non-pigmented
Standard Roll 3” I.D. core, 480 meters


Part Number Tape Width (+/- 0.10)
ATA0054 5.4mm
ATA0092 9.2mm
ATA0133 13.3mm
ATA0210 21.0mm
ATA0255 25.5mm
ATA0375 37.5mm
ATA0495 49.5mm
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