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High performance tape - acrylic adhesive foam tape

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Overview Foam tapes are a high performance tape with an acrylic adhesive, which seal against light dust and moisture.

Foam tapes are dimensionally stable and will not ooze, drip, or slip while under compression. In addition, foam tapes offer:

  • Weather resistance
  • Good adhesion grip

Foam tapes are unsurpassed on rough surfaces and on applications requring resistance to extreme temperatures, resistance to plasticizers, or where long term aging characteristics are vital.

Foam tapes can be used in a wide variety of applications such as:

  • Signage
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Mirrors
  • Doors
  • Molded plastics
  • Nameplates
  • Displays
  • Windows
  • Automotive
  • Plastic and vinyl extrusions

Foam Tape Standard Packaging

THICKNESS 1/32 inches - 3/8 inches
WIDTHS Slit to required size
  • Length, width, and thickness tolerances may vary by manufacturer
  • Available in various colors
  • Minimums may apply to certain materials

Foam Tape Grades and Colors

Grades include:
  • PE and PVC foam polyurethanes
    • 6-15 lb densities
    • Single or double sided adhesive
  • Closed cell
  • 3316 Foam tape
  • 3008 Foam tape
  • 4232 Polyethylene foam tape
  • 4332 Polyethylene foam tape

Colors include:
  • Grey
  • White
  • Black

NOTE: Values may vary according to brand name. Ask your local Curbell representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
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Performance Characteristics
  • Longer shelf life due to closed cell foam structure
  • Resists adhesive destroying moisture
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Typical Applications
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Displays
  • Doors
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Mirrors
  • Molded plastics
  • Nameplates
  • Plastic and vinyl extrusions
  • Signage
  • Windows
Typical Properties

Polyethylene Foam Polyurethanes

  1/8" 1/16" 1/32" test method
Foam density 2 lbs. 4 lbs. 6 lbs.  
Water absorption (lbs./sq. ft.) 0.04 0.04 0.04 ASTM D-1667
Elongation
(% to break)
(machine direction)
220 - 275 270 - 334 323 - 395 ASTM D-3575
Tensile strength (lbs./sq. in.)
(machine direction)
54 - 66 116 - 142 180 - 220 ASTM D-3575
Compression strength (lbs./sq. in.) (@ 50% deflection) 11.9 - 14.5 17.0 - 20.7 22 - 26.8 ASTM D-3575
Compression set
(% of original thickness)
(@ 50% deflection)
29 max. 13 max. 7 max. ASTM D-3575

* Values shown are typical
Tolerance +/- 10%

PVC Foam Polyurethanes

CHARACTERISTIC LOW DENSITY
TYP. VALUE
MEDIUM DENSITY
TYP. VALUE
HIGH DENSITY
TYP. VALUE
100p ul
TYP. VALUE
150p UL
tYP. VALUE
Density (lbs./cu.ft.) 8 11 15 10 15
Shore hardness "00" 30 40 50 40 50
Force to compress 25% (psi) 2.5 4.5 8 4.5 8
Compression deflection 1.5 5 5 5 5
Water absorption (%) 9 10 10 10 10
Tensile strength (psi) 40 60 60 >35 >45
Elongation (%) 150 120 100 >150 >150
Low temperature flex No cracking No cracking No cracking No cracking No cracking
Flammability Self extinguishing Self extinguishing Self extinguishing UL 94HF-1 UL 94HF-1
Characteristic 50-a
WSB-m3g102-b typ. value
60-a
gm6086m type 1a ms-ay505
typ. value
70-a
esb-m3g102-a
ms-ay511-a & b
typ. value
80-a
gm 6086m type 1b
typ. value
150-a
esb-m3g77-a
typ. value
Density (lbs./cu.ft.) 6 6 6.3 8 15
Tear resistance (pli) N/A 3 5 3 N/A
Compress set (%) 90 35 90 N/A 80
Compression deflection (psi) 1-3.5 .7-4 .5-2.2 3-7 N/A
Water absorption (%) N/A <10 <30 >10 >35
Tensile strength (psi) >10 >25 >25 >25 >100
Elongation (%) >120 >100 >200 >100 >150
Low temperature flex No cracking No cracking No cracking No cracking No cracking
characteristic sof-seal
typ. value
glass-pad
typ. value
double-seal
typ. value
topper-seal
typ. value
aluma-seal
typ. value
Density (lbs./cu.ft.) 6 10 15 7 11
Shore hardness "00" N/A 40 50 30 35
Force to compress 25% (psi) 90 4.5 8 3 5
Compression deflection (psi) 1-3.5 5 5 1.5 5
Water absorption (%) N/A 10 10 12 10
Tensile strength (psi) >10 60 60 >15 N/A
Elongation (%) >120 120 100 >150 N/A
Low temperature flex No cracking No cracking No cracking No cracking No cracking
Flammability Self extinguishing Self extinguishing Self extinguishing Self extinguishing Self extinguishing

* Values shown are typical

N/A - not applicable for specification

Typical performance properties and characteristics are based on samples tested and are not guaranteed for all samples of this product. This data and information are intended as guides and do not reflect the specification or specification range for any particular property of this product.







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