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NAT 616 Black Adhesive Gaffers Tape [Seconds]
These seconds are SOLD AS IS and can not be returned. There are no guarantees on the product but it does have gaffer's tape adhesive on it and it is vinyl coated cloth. Typical defects can include bad splices, wrinkles, gearing deformed rolls, blanks, dirty edges, lower adhesion and yellowing of outer layers. Inventory is limited and is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Commonly purchased for use in the film and TV industries, North American Tapes 616 Black Adhesive Gaffers Tape is strong and stable with residue-free removal. It's constructed from black adhesive, black cloth and black vinyl with a matte finish, so it will blend in well with any stage or backdrop while helping to eliminate unwanted lighting and glare. The NAT 616 black gaffers tape is completely opaque - it doesn't even have the white line edges that are common on many gaffers tapes - so it's perfect for live stage and studio sets. It's also equipped with a conformable backing, which makes it easy to apply on irregular surfaces, and has an aggressive natural rubber-based adhesive to make it versatile enough for many application surfaces.
- Bundling and wrapping wires
- Holding wires in place to prevent tripping hazards
- Masking stage floors
- Creating blackout masking on scenery panels and backstage areas
- Reducing unwanted lighting and glare
NAT 616 Black Adhesive Gaffers Tape
- Adhesive: natural rubber (black) How are adhesives different?
- Carrier/Backing: vinyl coated cloth
- Thickness: 12 mils (carrier, adhesive) What is mil thickness?
- Adhesion: 50 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
- Adhesion to Backing: 36 ounces per inch
- Tensile Strength: 32 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
- Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils