Types of Tapes: PTFE | Urethane | Glass Cloth

by Andy on August 6, 2012

PTFE, Urethane, and Glass Cloth Tapes

Now for the final post in our three part series on types of tapes! Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 if you missed them before.

PTFE Film Tape:

PTFE stands for Polytetrafluoroethylene, which is known more commonly by the DuPont brand name Teflon. For materials not made under DuPont’s Teflon brand, PTFE is the generic name. Due to PTFE’s resistance to chemicals it is used for sealing and masking. Also, because PTFE has a low coefficient of friction it is often used on rollers or belts to keep parts moving smoothly.

Urethane Tape:

This foam tape will adhere to a wide variety of materials, such as latex-painted or lacquered wood, glass, aluminum, and acrylic. This tape can be used to seal our air, dust, and light on products as well as cushion, absorb vibration, or dampen sound.

Glass Cloth Tape:

Glass cloth is another family of protective tapes. These tapes can withstand high temperatures, and are extremely resistant to abrasion. This leads to glass cloth tapes being used during arc welding, sand blasting, and sealing high temperature ducts or chambers.

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