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An Insight into Protective Film Tape and Its Different Features

An Insight into Protective Film Tape and Its Different Features

What are protective film tapes? What are their features and application areas? Let us answer these questions in the next few sections.

What are protective film tapes and their features?

Protective film tape is usually utilized on carpet and over windows to provide required protection during inclement weather or at the time of construction.

However, these tapes can also be used to protect materials like glass screens, powder coated or painted metal, and to see through plastics to prevent damage, chipping, or scratches at the time of shipping or during production.

Features of Protective Film Tapes

  • These tapes are available in different colors, adhesive levels, and thicknesses for you to choose from. Additionally, these tapes are translucent so that it becomes easier for you to locate as well as remove it.
  • These are low adhesive tapes that can be easily stripped off without leaving any kind of residue. This is due to the fact that they have moderate tack and as such, they are able to stick to a surface at the time of shipping. But, due to their low adhesion, you can remove them without any effort and they will not leave behind any residue.
  • These tapes also have solvent, moisture, and abrasion resistance, making them ideal for various applications.
  • Protective film tapes have varied protection life, for instance, tape of exterior grade provides exterior protection for as long as nine months. On the other hand, interior protection films have a exterior life of maximum three months.

Application Areas for Protective Film Tapes

  • Trailer walls, tail gates, and bumpers
  • Bicycle frames
  • Wheel wells and headlights
  • Hood and door edges
  • Protection for bar code labels
  • Fuel wings
  • Sprint car wings
  • Roll cages

These tapes are ideal for situations where a material requires protection from temperature extremes, UV rays, and solvents.

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