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.
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|
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**
|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
|Minimum Strength Break||30 pounds/inch of width||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|
|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”.Download PDF spec sheet of this product here