3M™ UHMW PE Film Tape 5421

3M ID 70016040316
  • Translucent, abrasion resistant backing helps protect surfaces from wear
  • Low coefficient of friction for ‘slip plane’ effect between surfaces
  • Rubber adhesive provides good initial tack for immediate bonding to material surface
  • Can help reduce squeaks, rattles and other noises that occur with movement
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Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Adhesion Strength (metric)
28 N/100mm
Adhesive Type
Rubber
Applications
Reducing Wear Mechanical Equipment
Backing Material
Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene
Backing Thickness (metric)
0,13 Millimetre
Back-Side Adhesive Thickness (metric)
0,04 Millimetre
Elongation at Break
4.7
Industries
Aerospace, Appliance, Automotive, Electronics, General Industrial, Metalworking, Military and Government, Specialty Vehicle, Transportation
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
107 Degree Celsius
Overall Height (Metric)
0,2 mm
Overall Length (Metric)
16,5 m
Overall Width (Metric)
25,4 mm
Primary Liner
60# Densified Kraft, Silicone Treated Paper
Product Form
Roll
Shelf Life in Months (from date of manufacture)
18
Tensile Strength (metric)
796 N/100mm
Total Tape Thickness without Liner (metric)
0,17 Millimetre
Product Details
  • Translucent, abrasion resistant backing helps protect surfaces from wear
  • Low coefficient of friction for ‘slip plane’ effect between surfaces
  • Rubber adhesive provides good initial tack for immediate bonding to material surface
  • Can help reduce squeaks, rattles and other noises that occur with movement
  • Used in applications where lubrication is not possible because of contamination
  • Liner makes it ideal for fabricating or die-cutting into various lengths and shapes

3M™ UHMW PE Film Tape 5421 protects surfaces from abrasion. Our tape has a thickness 0.01 mm that offers excellent abrasion resistance, making it ideal for many tough impact wear or sliding applications. It creates a ‘slip plane’ effect to allow contact without wear. This is a thinner version of 3M™ UHMW-PE Film Tape 5423.

3M™ UHMW PE Film Tape 5421 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 good chemical resistance and excellent 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. It is ideal for applications requiring 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. Recommended applications: • Conveyor guide rails and chutes • Spray booth liners • Tank and bin liners • Drawer and cabinet slides • Protecting aluminium sheets on stretch forming presses The science behind 3M tape The effectiveness of the tape lies in its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) backing. UHMW-PE is a thermoplastic that has a unique combination of properties, such as exceptional hardness and low surface energy. The ultra-high molecular weight of this tape significantly reduces friction to create an effective solution for anti-stick and easy-release requirements. The abrasion resistance of UHMW-PE is greater than PTFE and increases as the molecular weight increases. The extraordinary durability and versatility of UHMW-PE is used by designers and engineers in many industries worldwide. UHMW-PE based products offer a host of exceptional attributes that include high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and one of the highest impact strength ratings of any thermoplastic. These attributes make them ideal for tough impact wear or sliding applications. The low coefficient of friction characteristic is surpassed only by PTFE; however, UHMW-PE tape has superior abrasion resistance.

Suggested Applications

  • Protecting plastic and metal chutes, guide rails and containers from wear
  • Use for many noise and vibration problems