3M UHMW PE Film Tape 5425 is often used in general industrial applications to help control squeaks and rattles due to vibration or wear of metal and plastic materials. Our UHMW PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) film tape provides excellent chemical resistance and abrasion resistance that helps ensure a long wear life.
The tape is mounted on a liner, making it easy to die cut to meet the demands of specific applications. Acrylic adhesive is a firm high solvent and oil resistant adhesive which bonds best to high surface energy materials. It is ideal for applications requiring increased chemical resistance and a low coefficient of friction and the movement of parts and/or materials. This slick surface tape is primarily used in aerospace, automotive, printing and MRO industries. UHMW polyethylene is a thermoplastic that has a unique combination of properties, which make it ideal for many tough impact wear or sliding applications.
Within its operational temperature range, UHMW polyethylene tape can provide the following advantages:
A. Outstanding abrasion resistance: Will outwear many types of PTFE and other materials in sliding applications
B. Low coefficient of friction: Exceeded only by the PTFEs
C. Self lubricating: Can often be used where lubrication is not possible because of contamination
D. Sound damping: High energy absorption capacity helps reduce noise levels in machinery and equipment
• Abrasion protection for rubber fuel cells
• Gaskets exposed to many corrosive chemicals
• Spiral wrap wire harness to resist hydraulic fluids
• Dissimilar metal separation to help prevent wear and chemical corrosion
• Excellent for wear surfaces where transparency is needed
• Guide rails and chutes requiring a more durable, solvent resistant slide surface