All the Polys used to make Film Tapes

Film Tapes - All the Polys

Tapes are made using many different backings: cloth, paper, foils, and films. When I first started in the tape business, it was challenging to understand film tapes because of what I called "All the Polys."

After working with them, I began to see and feel the differences. Film tapes are mainly made from these films:

  • Polypropylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyester
  • Polyimide

    Match the Film to the Application

    Each film has characteristics that help it perform well in specific tape applications. These characteristics include cost, extensibility, heat resistance, color, clarity, moisture vapor resistance, and dielectric strength. Other characteristics could play a part in how you need to use the tape – we always enjoy helping customers match the right tape for unique needs.

    Choosing the right film for your application is the first consideration when choosing a tape, especially for a technical application. Choosing the right "Poly" can be difficult. If you are having difficulty selecting a film, give us a call to discuss the pros and cons of each of these films.

    Whatever characteristic you are looking for, you can be certain that Tapeworks.


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    PRO TIP:

    Choosing the right "Poly" for your specific tape application is the first step to ensuring effective tape performance.


    Randy Emmons
    Randy Emmons