Adhesives Magazine

3M: Adhesive Cover Tape

April 9, 2013

This company’s Electronic Solutions Division has announced its new static dissipative heat-activated adhesive cover tape 2679, which is designed to seal electrical and electronic components into 3M polycarbonate carrier tapes for transport or storage. The polyester adhesive film tape is designed to protect components from damage while offering smoother peels and improved transparency for visual inspection. The tape’s heat-activated (HAA) cover tape reportedly seals with carrier tape through a heat application.

The tape reportedly incorporates improved static-dissipative technology to provide a high level of protection from static events during transport and storage, reducing damage to components sensitive to electro-static discharge (ESD). Its improved surface resistance and stable peel properties can allow for a smooth, consistent peel from the carrier tape. A smooth peel can help reduce the risk of component migration and pick-and-place error.

For additional information, visit http://3M.com/tapeandreel.