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Patco Colored Polyethylene Film Tape (503A)

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  • Size
    Purchased Most Frequently: 1-1/2 in. x 36 yds. (Black)
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Product Description

Patco 503A Colored Polyethylene Film Tape offers durability, excellent conformability and a solvent resistant backing combined with an aggressive permanent adhesive system. Used as a protective overlaminate and as a thermal insulation outer wrap. Features of Patco 503A include: excellent moisture barrier; UV and solvent resistant; excellent long-term aging; provides a permanent seal indoors or outside; will not crack or craze after extended exposure. This tape is also sometimes referred to as a Bondbreaker tape. Other application uses include decorative markings, color coding and striping. Country of Origin: United States.

If your order will not be for a full case and you require certificate of conformance documentation to ship with your order please see our policy at https://www.findtape.com/customer/help.aspx#p4 so that the proper request (and charge) can be made at the time the order is placed.

 

Technical Information

Patco Colored Polyethylene Film Tape (503A)
  • Standards Met: FDA CFR Title 21, Part 175 Indirect Food Additives and Components, Subpart B Sec. 175.105 Adhesives, Part 177 Indirect Additives
  • Carrier/Backing: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film
  • Adhesive: acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 5.5 mils (carrier, adhesive) 4.5 mils (carrier)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 50 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 11 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 190°F
  • Application Temperature: 50°F to 120°F
  • Elongation: 400%
  • Core: 3" diameter plastic
  • Odor: Mild
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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This product can be used as an alternative to the following products(s):

  • 3M #480
PLEASE NOTE: "Alternative" to is NOT the same as equivalent to so please ensure the specifications listed are suitable for your application.
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503A Standard sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

1/2 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 12mm x 33m

503A/ 053696

Single Item (1-95 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (96-479 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (480-959 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 960 Items)

$3.88

$2.83
a 27% discount

$2.81
a 28% discount

$2.76
a 29% discount

N/A

$271.68

$269.76

$264.96

3/4 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 18mm x 33m

503A/ 0753664

Single Item (1-63 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (64-319 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (320-639 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 640 Items)

$5.29

$4.16
a 21% discount

$4.11
a 22% discount

$4.09
a 23% discount

N/A

$266.24

$263.04

$261.76

1 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 24mm x 33m

503A/ 13648

Single Item (1-47 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (48-239 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (240-479 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 480 Items)

$5.78

$4.59
a 21% discount

$4.56
a 21% discount

$4.53
a 22% discount

N/A

$220.32

$218.88

$217.44

1-1/2 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 36mm x 33m

503A/ 153632

Single Item (1-31 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (32-159 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (160-319 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 320 Items)

$8.14

$6.82
a 16% discount

$6.77
a 17% discount

$6.71
a 18% discount

N/A

$218.24

$216.64

$214.72

2 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 48mm x 33m

503A/ 23624

Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Items)

$10.52

$9.06
a 14% discount

$8.98
a 15% discount

$8.91
a 15% discount

N/A

$217.44

$215.52

$213.84

3 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 72mm x 33m

503A/ 33616

Single Item (1-15 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (16-79 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (80-159 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 160 Items)

$15.23

$13.45
a 12% discount

$13.35
a 12% discount

$13.24
a 13% discount

N/A

$215.20

$213.60

$211.84

4 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 96mm x 33m

503A/ 43612

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)

$19.97

$17.90
a 10% discount

$17.76
a 11% discount

$17.63
a 12% discount

N/A

$214.80

$213.12

$211.56

6 in. x 36 yds.

Actual Size: 144mm x 33m

503A/ 6368

Single Item (1-7 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (8-39 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (40-79 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 80 Items)

$29.47

$26.80
a 9% discount

$26.58
a 10% discount

$26.35
a 11% discount

N/A

$214.40

$212.64

$210.80

503A Special Order Sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

4-5/8 in. x 36 yds. **full width cut

Actual Size: 117.5mm wide

503A/ 46253610

Single Item (1-9 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (10-49 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (50-99 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 100 Items)

1 case minimum

$21.91
a 10% discount

$21.70
a 10% discount

$21.52
a 11% discount

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$219.10

$217.00

$215.20

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Special Order Policies

  • Special orders are non-returnable (and non-cancelable if materials have been already ordered or cut before the cancellation request was received).

Special Order Minimums

  • Minimum requirements apply because a size may be non-stock or if special setup is required to cut rolls to your desired custom width.
  • Minimum Quantities: If a particular size has a minimum item requirement, please only order that size in multiples of that minimum (e.g. if the minimum is 12, then use multiples like 12, 24, 36, etc).

Question & Answers

User Reviews

Made in the USA
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).
natural rubber
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.
acrylic
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.
silicone
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
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
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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