Kapton – the chosen material – The ability of Kapton to hold on to its excellent chemical, mechanical and electrical properties over a wide range of temperatures makes Kapton suitable for many applications. The polyamide film of Kapton is the only choice in applications which encounter high operating temperatures, where other plastic film materials fail.
Types of Kapton:
A number of types of Kapton can be generated applying special production methods to the base material with tailor made adjustments to its properties, to suit various applications.
Standard Types: Kapton HN, Kapton FN, Kapton VN are standard polyimide films predominantly used for insulation purposes in electrical applications.
Special Types: Among many other types these are the special types: Kapton CB and Kapton MTB
The following are the various options available with Kapton films / POLYIMIDE TAPE in addition to their corresponding uses.
Kapton tape finds its use as a protection to the electrical components during soldering in the form of either a wire or a cable wrap. These are efficient with hand-soldering and mass soldering applications like wave soldering.
Circuit boards are applied to the Kapton tape before wave soldering in electrical applications. The purpose is to shield gold fingers from the solder material and avoid unwanted electrical connections. The tape can also be put to use as a temporary cover to prevent dust from accumulating on ports in devices. Easily trimmed with a razor blade without leaving any residue, this tape is superior to an electrical tape, thus making it an ideal choice for packaging, powder coating applications and to aid as a temporary fastener to secure components.
Low Static Kapton Masking Disc:
This form is predominantly designed to be used in circuit board creations and in any application where static electricity poses a threat.
This is an indispensable choice where no other tapes really work.
Double Sided Kapton Tape:
This tape is a beneficial combination of solvent resistance with high resistivity of silicon adhesive. This amalgamation has numerous amazing qualities being solvent resistant, with insulation properties and also exhibiting heat resistance.
Copper Conducive Tape:
The evident feature of a very low electrical resistivity makes this tape a common choice for shielding purposes.
Kapton Polyimide Tape:
Offering resistance to heat in combination with dielectric properties, this POLYIMIDE TAPE is indeed an epitome of Best of Both the Worlds! Leaving no remnant behind once the tape is removed; it is an ideal choice for electrical insulation works, gold leaf mask during wave soldering and insulation of transformer and capacitors.
Kapton Film HN Series: 0.5”, 1” and 2”
Also known as POLYIMIDE TAPE or Film, this series of films is heat resistant or high temperature films. Ideally these are used for insulating circuit boards, in the manufacture of transformers and in applications requiring high temperature powder coating.
Polyimide Masking Disc:
These are also called Low static Kapton masking discs which are mainly utilized in creating circuit boards. The electrical market is flooded with numerous varieties of Polyimide Masking Disc’s in the Polyimide Masking Disc category.
These masking discs are used in high temperature applications as these can endure temperature ranges as much as 500°F/260°C.
Green Polyester Tape:
This tape gets its name from it fluorescent green color. Single coated with a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive, this polyester film finds its place in multitude applications, typically to mask powder coating, e-Coating, anodizing and some plating applications. Manufactured from polyester material this is viewed as an industry standard for many masking applications.
PTFE Adhesive Tape
The PTFE film is coated with silicone pressure sensitive adhesive. This adhesive tape finds a strong presence in applications requiring high temperature resistance, acid-resistance, alkali-resistance, protective shielding of low surface friction of heating panel, connection and wrapping of cables with high voltage and temperature. Additionally, it is also used in electrical insulation application meeting class H requirements.