Things to Consider When Choosing Heat Seal Tape

Heat seal tape provides a durable seal through the application of heat, making it ideal for packaging applications or any time you need a strong adhesive barrier. These tapes vary in thickness, width, and other properties. Here are some factors to consider when choosing heat seal tape.

Adhesive Properties

Not all adhesives are the same. Make sure to research the adhesive properties of the heat seal tape to determine its resistance to heat, moisture, and other chemicals. Additionally, learn how different environments can impact the tape’s bonding strength. Your heat seal tape should provide reliable strength even at high temperatures.

Temperature Range

Heat seal tapes vary in terms of temperature range. It’s important to select a tape with a maximum temperature that’s higher than your application requires. PTFE tapes, for example, feature a glass fiber fabric that allows it to withstand temperatures as high as 260 degrees Celsius.

Durability and Chemical Resistance

Choose a tape that offers superior resistance to physical abrasions or chemicals. This includes chemicals the tape may be exposed to in the application process, as well as any chemicals present in the end-use environment. Additionally, make sure to find tapes that stand up to wear and tear and physical abrasions. 

Thickness and Width

Don’t neglect the physical dimensions when selecting a heat seal tape. A tape’s thickness will generally dictate its overall strength and durability, while its width will impact the versatility of its application

Environmental Conditions

Some tapes are designed for outdoor use, which means that they can withstand exposure to things like varying temperatures, UV light, and more. Consider your final application before selecting a tape that’s ideal for those conditions.

Select the Right Materials

Holland Manufacturing provides tapes and other materials for packing, construction, and other applications. Contact us on the web or by calling (800) 345-0492.