The shrink tape is a robust, flexible, heat-shrinkable polyester film. It has been perforated with punched holes on 1/4" staggered centres. Perforated Hi-Shrink tape retains all of the features of the standard Hi-Shrink tape, but the added perforations enhance excess resin to be removed. When wrapped around an object and heated, the Hi-Shrink tape starts to shrink and applies pressure to the underlying laminate. Ideally suited for making composites tubes (with the aid of appropriate mandrels).
- A simple way to apply compaction for debulking, consolidating, and forming
- Enables evacuation of excess resin (as well as of volatile compounds)
- Gives your part a high gloss and resin-rich surface finish
- High-performance release coating (non-silicone)
- Enables multiple methods for adjusting compressive force on the part
Holes: 600 micron hot needle holes, 30 holes/sq inch with Staggered Rows
Thickness: 0.05 mm (0.002 inch)
Width: 25.4 mm or 63,5 mm / 1 inch or 2.5 inch
Length of roll: 91.4 m (100 yds)
Start of shrinking: 65 °C (150 °F)
Usage temperatures: up to 165 °C (329 °F)
Shrink percentages: 0-20 %
Max. shrink force: 8.59 pound/inch
Important: Only the outer face of the tape has a release agent applied (PTFE coating)
Hi-Shrink Tape may be applied directly to the composite part or over clamping forms. If the part is a tube, rod or cylinder shape, apply directly over the prepreg and uniform pressure will be applied. (Fig. 1)
When wrapping your part, be sure the release coated surface is in contact with the prepreg.
If the part has a rectangular section, taping directly over the prepreg will exert compressive force mainly on the corners. You may wish to apply the tape over simple clamping forms instead so that compressive forces will be applied to the flat sections (Fig.2).
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Ratings for Hi-Shrink tape perforated 1" + 2.5"/ 91.4 m