Carrier Tape Type U, G, N and Q Polycarbonate

Embossed Carrier Tape

The carrier tape Polycarbonate material provides superior performance, especially in small to micro-form factors requiring very sharp pocket features. ESD-safe polycarbonate maintains its flexibility, stability and strength through time and temperature variations. Type U, G, N and Q carrier tapes are available for standard and clean room compatible applications.

  • All our carrier tape is manufactured in accordance with EIA standards to ensure compatibility with tape and reel equipment
  • Suitable for bare die applications

Shelf Life and Storage
We recommend that Polycarbonate carrier tape is used within 5 years of the date of manufacture. Store this product in its original packaging in a climate controlled environment where temperature ranges from 21°C +/- 17°C (70°F +/- 30°F). This product is not affected by humidity. Allow the product to stabilize at room temperature prior to use.

The Polycarbonate carrier tape meets the EIA-481-D standard for camber that is not greater than 1mm in 250 linear millimeters. For 8mm to 24mm carrier tape in the level wind format, the camber will not be greater than 2mm in 250 linear millimeters.

Polycarbonate Carrier Tape Material Properties
The values presented for this product are typical laboratory data and are subject to change without prior notice.

Type U Type G Type N Type Q Test Method
Standard Thickness 0.20mm 0.25mm 0.30mm 0.33mm
Specific Gravity 1.27 g/cc ASTM D-792
Tear Strength LD 0.38 lb – TD 0.44 lb ASTM D-1938 [4]
Elongation LD 10% – TD 8% ASTM D-882 [5]
Tensile Strength MD 3210 psi – TD 2765 psi ASTM D-882 [5]
Vicat Softening 148°C (298°F) ASTM D-1525
Surface Resistivity <1012> 104 ohms/square ASTM D-257

Cover Tape Compatibility

D & I Tri-laminate (Polystyrene) X X X
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