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UHMW Polyethylene Tape

3M5423 is an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene film coated with a rubber adhesive which provides an excellent abrasion resistant surface. 5423 tape is a thick caliper UHMW polyethylene tape for extended service life as a protective surface against extreme wear. The liner makes tape ideal for fabricating or die-cutting into various lengths and shapes. 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 PTFE's. (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.

Backing/Carrier PE - Polyethylene
Adhesive Rubber
Thickness 11.7 Mils
Tensile 55.00 lbs/in
Elongation 300.00%
Adhesive Activation Pressure
Adhesion (unwind) 26 oz/in
Min. Application Temp 50° F
Min. Service Temp -30° F
Max Short-Term Temp 225° F
Max Long-Term Temp

Product Features

  • Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene backing
  • Rubber adhesive
  • 60# densified kraft paper liner
  • Translucent colored tape
  • Tough UHMW polyethylene backing resists abrasion and wear under load
  • High energy absorption
  • Release surface for many sticky resinous or viscous materials
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Prevents marking or scratching of product
  • Saves money by reducing repairs or replacement of parts or equipment
  • Reduces noise
  • Reduces clean up and maintenance costs
  • Increases production speeds and equipment efficiency
  • Saves money by reducing repairs

Adhesive Tape Applications

  • Conveyor flat guide rails
  • Discharge chutes
  • Doctor blades
  • Former noses
  • Protecting aluminum sheets on stretch forming presses
  • Spray booth liners
  • Tank and bin liners
  • Drawer and cabinet slides
  • Feed and grain chutes

Adhesive Tape Colors

  • Clear

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Data provided by Budnick Converting, Inc.

The physical properties listed are typical values and are not to be considered as specifications. Our suggestions for use are based on tests we believe to be reliable. However, the purchaser must carry out their own tests to determine the suitability of the product for their internal use. Information is given in good faith, but without warranty.

It is essential, as with all pressure-sensitive tapes, that the surface to which the tape is applied be clean, dry and free of grease and oil.

Shelf life from date of manufacture is based on the product being stored at 70°F(21°C) / 50% relative humidity out of direct sunlight.

Specification compliance is dynamic and should only be used as a general guide. Always confirm that the tape you are interested in currently complies with all specification requirements. Please verify that the product number that you select is available in the proper size and color to meet your specification.

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