Type S Cover Tape is a transparent, heat sealable polyester cover film engineered to protect and contain surface mount components in a wide range of both conductive and non conductive carrier tapes. Type S Cover Tape’s adhesive system has been proven, with millions of meters of defect-free product manufactured and sold since 1986.
Type S Cover Tape is constructed in two layers, a 0.00092” polyester base film covering a 0.0015” heat-activated adhesive coating layer (total 0.062mm nominal).
Type S Heat Activated Non-Antistatic Cover Tape is provided splice-free on 3” inner diameter plastic cores. Available widths include all EIA standard widths for carrier tapes from 8mm to 56mm.
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.
|Temperature||170° – 200° C|
|Dwell Time||0.1 – 1.0 sec|
|Pressure||30 – 35 PSI|
|Seal Rail Width||0.015 – 0.020″ (0.38 – 0.51 mm)|
Shelf Life and Storage
Type S Cover Tape has a shelf life of 1 year from the date of manufacture when kept in recommended conditions. Store this product in its original packaging in a climate controlled environment with temperatures between 4°C and 38°C (39°F – 100°F) and relative humidity under 80%.
Type S Heat Activated Non 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.
|Properties||Typical Value||Test Method / Standard|
|Adhesion to Carrier||40 +/- 30 grams1||EIA-481-B|
|Surface Resistivity||N/A||ASTM D-257|
|Tensile Strength||3.2kg/cm width||ASTM D-882|
|Gauge||0.062 +/- 0.007mm||ASTM D-374|
|Standard Roll||3″ I.D. core||–|
|Part Number||Tape Width (+/- 0.10)||New Meters Per Roll|