Polyonics continues to expand is range of flame retardant label and adhesive tape materials, enabling use in harsh and high-temperature applications where fire safety of all materials is important, and avoiding risk of fire starting or spreading in labels or tapes on elements which generate heat.
Applications include labelling components for barcodes, assembly / disassembly, insulation of batteries and power supplies, attaching components to printed circuit boards (exposure to high temperature wave flow solder), bonding solar panels, assembling transformers, motors and other components, attaching smartphone and tablet components. Polyonics product range includes ultra-thin, double coated tapes for high-temperature bonding applications in electronics, where high mechanical performance and dielectric strength are necessary. The double coated polyimide (PI) and polyester (PET) tapes, using a range of acrylic and silicone adhesives offer dielectric strength up to 13.2 kV, low peel voltages (<100v) and ESD static dissipative surface resistances of 105 – 109 Ohms, as well as thermal insulation of fastened components. Their thin design and capacity for die-cutting to specific shapes enable space and weight savings in complex electronic assemblies. The halogen free and REACH and RoHS compliant tapes use Polyonics’ FlameGard™ flame retardant technology to meet stringent flame, smoke and toxicity standards including aerospace fire standard UL94 VTM0, FAR 25.853 and BSS 7238/7239. Latest additions are new coloured labels combining fire safety with visual added value.
See also articles on Polyonics aviation tapes, pinfa Newsletter n° 18 and 44.
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