CHR® Tapes are produced from a variety of High Performance and/or High Temperature (HT) materials.
FILM backed tapes are made from Fluoroethylene Propylene (FEP) which has outstanding clarity as well as HT properties; Polyimide has extreme dielectric insulative properties, as well as, HT resistance: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) has tremendous lubricity, non-stick and HT attributes; Rulon® (which is PTFE based with fillers) offer extreme wear resistance; UHMW-Polyethylene has lubricity and wear resistance and Polyester contributes dimensional stability, tear resistance and elongation.
CLOTH substrates, in particular Fiberglass, offer mechanical properties, high tensile strength, extreme temperature and abrasion resistance. Adding silicone rubber enhances the cloth properties to withstand extreme abrasion and temperatures of Thermal Spray; lamination of foils improve the moldability and thermal sink properties for high temperature processes like Plasma; coating with PTFE affords tensile and dimensional stability that plain PTFE films can not; and Aramid cloth coated with PTFE creates a cut-thru barrier with built in self lubrication - so efficient in specialty harness applications.
RUBBER, specifically silicone rubber, in sponge, foam and solid configurations operate in the HT environment but offer non-stick, high friction and gasketing features that Films, Foils, Papers and Cloths can not.
FOILS and PAPERS are general purpose, but CHR® brand tape backings are engineered with special features to enhance their performance in specialty applications.
Select a Tape Backing Material option from the wheel below for more details.