Antistatic Cover Tape Type PS3 Pressure Sensitive

Pressure Sensitive Tape

PS3 is an antistatic, transparent, pressure sensitive adhesive cover tape engineered to protect and fonfine surface mount components contained in our polystyrene carrier tapes.

  • Meets EIA-481 bonding/peel-back force requirements
  • Bonds to polystyrene carrier tapes
  • Re-sealable
  • 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

Type PS3 Cover Tape is constructed in three layers, a 0.00092” polyester base film covered by a 0.00050” pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive, with a 0.00048” antistatic polyester film on the device side.

Type PS3 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.

Application Method Rolelr @ 2m/min
Temperature Ambient
Humidity Ambient
Pressure 40 PSI


Shelf Life and Storage
Type PS3 Pressure Sensitive 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 PS3 Pressure Sensitive 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
Overall Thickness 0.0019″ (0.048mm) ASTM D-374
Initial Adhesion to Carrier** 45 +/- 15g 1 (<5.5mm width)
60 +/- 20g 1 (<21.3mm width)
85 +/- 25g 1 (>25.5mm width)
Surface Resistivity Adhesive side: = <1012> 105 ohms/square
Back side: non conductive
ASTM D-257
Minimum Strength Break 20 pounds/inch of width ASTM D-882
Elongation 100% minimum ASTM D-882
Overall Width Tolerance +/- 0.10mm Laser Micrometer
Adhesion Edge Tolerance +/- 0.20mm Laser Micrometer
Transparency <20% Haze ASTM D-1003
Colour Transparent N/A


Part Number Tape Width (+/- 0.10) New Meters Per Roll
NS05406SP 5.4mm 200
NS05506SP 9.2mm 200, 480
NS09506SP 9.5mm 200, 480
NS13306SP 13.3mm 200
NS13506SP 13.5mm 200
NS21006SP 21.0mm 200
NS25506SP 25.5mm 200
NS37506SP 37.5mm 200
NS49506SP 49.5mm 200
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