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Gold Maximum Duty PTFE Tape

Gold Maximum Tapes utilize Gold Fabrics but have the added benefit of an adhesive on one side. These tapes are manufactured from PTFE coated woven fiberglass substrates, utilizing proprietary coating formulations and have a silicone or acrylic adhesive system.

Gold Tapes are specifically engineered to maximize application life, while minimizing down time in the most demanding environments. Gold Tapes are non-stick; offer excellent release and are resistant to oils, grease and chemicals. Gold Tapes are available in either an extremely smooth surface for maximum release or a textured finish for a mechanical release. The texturally surface provides a mechanical bond or seal, which is desired in many heat-sealing applications. Gold Tapes are more abrasion resistant and maintain their low coefficient of friction even after prolonged service.

Gold Tapes are excellent for use in the most challenging applications, such as PVC window welding, food processing, IV Bags sealing, Mylar Balloons sealing, rubber extruding, flexible packaging as well as many other applications. Gold Tapes have been designed to out perform and out last all competitive products. Gold Tapes are engineered to retain the distinctive properties of PTFE; however, by adding a glass fabric to the matrix, results in benefits of dimensional stability, durability, excellent tensile strength, and extremely low elongation (<1%). The addition of an adhesive on one side eliminates the need for mechanical fastening.

Tapes with silicone adhesive operate over a wide temperature range, -100°F to 500°F (-73°C to 260°C), while tapes with acrylic adhesive operate over a narrower range of temperatures, -40°F to 350°F (-40°C to 177°C).

Food :

  • Work surface covering
  • Tray liners

  • Chemical Processing:

  • Tank seals and contaminant barriers
  • Gaskets, membranes, seals & diaphragms
  • Corrosion resistant chute, drum, & hopper liners
  • Lining of spray booths
  • Guide rails
  • Pulp and Paper:

  • Non-stick roll coverings
  • Packaging:

  • Poly bag manufacturing
  • Impulse/L-Bar sealing
  • Form fill and seal
  • Over wrapping (Tray packing)
  • Side and End sealing
  • Blister tray covers
  • Vacuum pack machines
  • Electronics:

  • Slot-stick and commutator insulation
  • Slot liners, spacers, field /
        armature winding
  • Wire and cable insulation and     protection

  • Printing and Textiles:

  • Non-stick roll coverings

  • Aerospace, Communications & Military:

  • Composite mold release/bonding
  • Vacuum bagging
  • Building Products:

  • Vinyl window manufacturing
  • Other Applications:

  • Manufacture of metalized balloons
  • Bearing pads/surfaces
  • Work surface covering
  • High temperature masking
  • Warranties PTFE Coated Fiberglass Fabric: Gold Maximum  
    Applicable Splicing And Lacing OptionsPTFE TapePTFE Smooth Belts • PTFE Mesh Belts
    Material       Nominal Thickness Nominal Thickness  Adhesion Tensile Strength Maximum Operating Full Width Slit Roll Lengths
    Suffix Picture Color Adhesive  (Substrate) (Adhesive) (oz./in. of width) (lbs/sq in) Temperature inch Yards
    BZT Gold Acrylic 0.003” 0.0020” 45 56 350°F (177°C) 39.5 10, 18, 36
    BZU Gold Acrylic 0.005” 0.0025” 50 100 350°F (177°C) 39.5 18, 36
    BZV Gold Acrylic 0.006” 0.0025” 50 100 350°F (177°C) 39.5 18, 36
    BZW Gold Acrylic 0.008” 0.0025” 50 200 350°F (177°C) 39.5 18, 36
    BZX Gold Acrylic 0.010” 0.0025” 50 200 350°F (177°C) 39.5 18, 36
    BZY Gold Silicone 0.003” 0.0020” 40 56 500°F (260°C) 39.5 10, 18, 36
    BZZ Gold Silicone 0.005” 0.0025” 45 100 500°F (260°C) 39.5 18, 36
    CAA Gold Silicone 0.006” 0.0025” 45 100 500°F (260°C) 39.5 18, 36
    CAB Gold Silicone 0.008” 0.0025” 45 200 500°F (260°C) 39.5 18, 36
    CAC Gold Silicone 0.010” 0.0025” 45 200 500°F (260°C) 39.5 18, 36

    Disclaimer:

    All figures provided in the above table are based upon ASTM D 4969-97, the Standard Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Coated Glass Fabric. The above tensile values are based upon the ASTM D902 test method and are not actual values of AFC's materials. The above tensile values are 80% of the figures provided in Table 6 of specification D579. AFC states that its actual tensile will be greater than the above material specification and that actual tensile values will be provided upon request. AFC measures adhesion according to ASTM D 3654/D 3654M, Standard Test Methods for Shear Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes, and actual adhesion values will vary. Edge Tear values are based upon ASTM D1424 (Elmendorf Tearing Test) and are average values that can vary.

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