Heat Shrink Tape
Heat Shrink Tape is a conformable, tough, waterproof tape with a permanently tacky, adhesive side which bonds best to clean surfaces over a wide range of temperatures. It has exceptional tensile strength as well as good tear characteristics, which contribute to the tape’s quality and ease of use. Heat Shrink Tape has many uses when it comes to Shrink Wrap installations. Heat Shrink Tape’s primary uses include reinforcing shrink wrap seams or fusions, patching small holes in the shrink wrap, holding Stealth Vents in place more securely, and attaching zipper-access doors when your project is nearly complete. All of our Heat Shrink tape is 9 mil thick and 180’ long. Most of the Heat Shrink tape we offer comes in three colors: White, Blue, or Clear.
Heat Shrink tape works best in warmer temperatures. The functional range of heat wrap tape is between 32F and 180F. Temperatures lower than 32F will cause the adhesive to become less tacky, and not stick as well. One way to work around the cold is to use a heat tool to “flash” or briefly heat the tape after the tape has been applied. This brief heating causes the tape’s adhesive to become heated and tacky again so it will adhere as desired. If you heat your tape above 180F while shrinking your wrap or while flashing, you risk partially melting the tape, which effectively reduces the tape’s integrity. If it’s below freezing and you must apply Heat Shrink tape, be sure to warm the area of application with a heat tool either before or after application of the tape to ensure that proper adhesion is taking place. It can also be helpful to keep heat wrap tape ready for immediate use in a room temperature environment when possible.
Note: Please be aware that Heat Shrink Tape can fall victim to UV damage over time, as it possesses less anti-UV properties than Shrink Wrap material. Consider that Preservation Tape is made to better withstand UV rays, but has adhesive which is not as tacky as that of Heat Shrink Tape.
You may find that other competitive Heat Shrink Tape feels more like thin plastic and is very easily torn – almost like common packaging tape. We assure you that the Heat Shrink Tape we offer is of the best quality. Our Heat Shrink Tape is pliable, stretchable, slightly shrinkable, and reliable.
Mr. ShrinkWrap is a leading distributor of protective products, shrink wrap and installation supplies with a dedicated team available to take your order at any time of day, we also have several experienced shrink wrap installation technicians on staff to help and support you on various aspects of any shrink wrap project. If you have a question, give us a call at 800-847-5290.