including TeflonTM Fluoropolymers, Kapton®, UHMW, PTFE coated fiberglass, PVDF, Mylar®, 3M® & Kevlar® products.
UHMW tape or (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) tape is made of a high-performance thermoplastic film that is strong and versatile due to its high abrasion, impact, and wear resistance. UHMW tape is unique because it also has a non-stick, low friction surface similar to Telfon® PTFE but more durable due its abrasion resistance. These performance properties enable UHMW tape to be utilized for sound dampening or eliminating squeaks and rattles caused by adjacent part movement. Due to its properties many names can be associated with UHMW tape including: Slippery tape, Low-friction tape, Chute Tape, or Slick tape among different applications or industry.
Improve packaging- UHMW tape is widely utilized within the packaging industry specifically on conveyor systems because they are built with many adjacent moving pieces and have multiple locations that friction and abrasion occur. UHMW tape can be used to improve chutes, liners, and rail guide systems enabling boxes, products, or goods to move freely preventing jams and a potential line shut down.
Improve Surface Protection- UHMW Tape is effective as surface protection to improve worn down or sticking surfaces. UHMW’s slippery surface and impact and abrasion resistance makes this tape a great option to enhance different types of surfaces and bearings. The adhesive backing allows for easy peel stick installation eliminating the need for mechanical fastening. High Bond UHMW Tape adheres suitably to metallic or low surface energy surfaces including plastics, powder-coats, foams, and oily metals. Example applications include roller bearings, work benches, shipping tables, toolboxes or anywhere abrasion and impact could be detrimental.
Reduce Friction- UHMW tape can be used to reduce friction due to it slippery surface. This can be beneficial on several types of machinery that incorporate sliding components. For example, UHMW tape is commonly used in the woodworking industry on table saws and jigs to improve the sliding ability of the guide rails. It can also be utilized in building or home fabrication to reduce friction and improve functionality of door jams, windowsills, sliding doors, drawer slots, kitchen cabinets, and numerous other applications where friction becomes a problem.
UHMW Tape is available in sheets, specific widths, or custom die cut parts.