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Nashua 680006 Double-Sided Tarp Tape [Discontinued]
Nashua Double-Sided Tarp Tape is a double-coated cloth tape with a polyethylene release liner suitable for up to 12 months of outdoor exposure. Used for sealing and seaming heavy-weight tarps. It conforms well to irregular surfaces and its double-sided construction eliminates degradation due to UV exposure and provides an "invisible" long-term seal. Designed for extended outdoor exposure. It can also be used hanging or seaming polyethylene sheets for construction or abatement or for temporary holding applications for industrial uses. Made in the U.S.
Nashua 680006 Double-Sided Tarp Tape
- Standards Met: can contribute toward satisfying EQ Credit 4.1 (Low Emitting Materials) under LEED
- Carrier/Backing: cloth
- Adhesive: rubber How are adhesives different?
- Release Liner: polyethylene (LDPE) film
- Thickness: 15 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 13 mils (carrier, adhesive) 2 mils (liner) What is mil thickness?
- Adhesion: 45 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
- Tensile Strength: 30 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
- Tack: 75 inches (rolling ball)
- Service/Operating Temperature: 40°F to 200°F
- VOC Content: < 1 g/L
- Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).
Question & Answers
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