Conductive Cover Tape Type APC Pressure Sensitive (PSA)

Pressure Sensitive Tape

Type APC Cover Tape is a conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive cover tape designed to protect and confine surface mount components within the pockets of our embossed polycarbonate carrier tapes. APC has a very stable acrylic adhesive that provides a full 2-year shelf life when stored under recommended conditions.

  • Engineered for Polycarbonate Carrier Tape
  • Re-sealable
  • Meets EIA-481 bonding/peel-back force requirements
  • Proven to work effectively with the following Carrier Tape materials: Types G, N & Q Static Dissipative Polycarbonate

Type APC Cover Tape is constructed in three layers, a 0.00092″ polyester base film over a 0.0010” pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive, with a 0.00048″ conductive polyester film on the device side.

Type APC 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 Roller @ 2m/min
Temperature Ambient
Humidity Ambient
Pressure 40 PSI


Shelf Life and Storage
Type APC 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 25°C (75°F) and relative humidity is under 80%. Exceeding these recommended storage conditions could result in inconsistent product performance.

Type APC Pressure Sensitive Conductive 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 0.0024″ (0.061mm) ASTM D-374
Initial Adhesion to Carrier**
(Mean Value)
5.4mm: 45 +/- 10 grams
9.3mm, 13.3mm, 21.3mm:
60 +/- 15 grams
>/= 25.5mm: 70 +/- 20 grams
Surface Resistivity Adhesive side: <1012 ≥105 ohms/square
Back side: non conductive
ASTM D-257
Minimum Strength Break 30 pounds/inch of width ASTM D-882
Elongation 1 ASTM D-882
Overall Width Tolerance +/- 0.10mm Laser Micrometer
Adhesion Edge Tolerance +/- 0.20mm Laser Micrometer
Transparency <10% Haze ASTM D-1003
Colour Transparent Metallised Film N/A


Part Number Tape Width (+/- 0.10) Adhesive Width / Side Roll Length Rolls Per Box
APC0054-300 5.4mm 0.70mm 300 50
APC0093-300 9.3mm 1.0mm 300 30
APC0133-xxx 13.3mm 1.0mm 300 & 500 15
APC0213-xxx 21.3mm 1.0mm 300 & 500 10
APC0255-xxx 25.5mm 1.5mm 300 & 500 10
APC0375-xxx 37.5mm 1.5mm 300 & 500 5
APC0495-xxx 49.5mm 1.5mm 300 & 500 5
APC0655-xxx 65.5mm 2.0mm 300 & 500 4
APC0815-xxx 81.5mm 2.0mm 300 & 500 3
APC0975-xxx 97.5mm 2.0mm 300 & 500 2

*Note: Part number for 13.3mm and wider is dependent on roll length; use 300 or 500 in place of “xxx”.

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