'Shurtape AF-100' is discontinued and no inventory now remains.
Shurtape AF-100 Aluminum Foil Tape is a 2 mil aluminum foil coated with an aggressive acrylic adhesive used in the HVAC industry for joining and sealing joints, connections, and seams on rigid fiberglass ductboard and flexible air duct. The tape can also be used for other industrial applications requiring a tape with these characteristics and benefits. It provides an air-tight seal and meets the UL 181 A-P standard for use as a closure material on fiberglass duct systems and UL 181 B-FX standards for use on flexible air ducts and closures (rolls are UL 181A-P/B-FX listed/printed).
Features & Benefits
- Provides air-tight bond.
- Has excellent adhesion.
- Its flexible and easy to use.
- Has superior stability during extreme fluctuations in temperature.
- It resists water vapor and other HVAC duct contaminations.
- Has static shear on high/low temperatures in excess of six hours.
Country of Origin: United States.
Shurtape UL 181 A & B Listed Aluminum Foil Tape (AF-100)
- Standards Met: UL 181A-P, UL 181B-FX, UL Listed, FSI 25/SDI 50, tested in accordance with UL 723
- Carrier/Backing: dead soft aluminum foil
- Adhesive: acrylic How are adhesives different?
- Release Liner: siliconized white paper
- Thickness: 6.8 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 4.2 mils (carrier, adhesive) 2.2 mils (adhesive) 2 mils (carrier) 2.6 mils (liner) What is mil thickness?
- Adhesion: 70 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
- Tensile Strength: 25 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
- Service/Operating Temperature: -20°F to 260°F
- Elongation: 2%
- Core: 3" diameter
- Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Question & Answers
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Lori Jun 27, 2017
QUESTION: does this come in 4" wide?
ANSWER: No, unfortunately Shurtape does not offer AF-100 in that width.
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