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Article | July 30, 2014
Essentra: Double-sided clear film tape
Duraco Red double-sided clear film tape from Essentra Specialty Tapes (formerly Duraco Inc. and Duraco Express) is a versatile tape that provides permanent bonding and accurate positioning in a variety of manufacturing applications.
Duraco Red’s release liner and permanent tape are both transparent, allowing the user to accurately position the tape while applying it to a surface with graphics or text. Once the red liner is removed, the graphics will show clearly through the remaining tape. The adhesive will not yellow, minimizes any hazy appearance, and will maintain the aesthetic value and readability of the underlying graphics or text.
A specially-modified acrylic adhesive used in Duraco Red produces a strong bond with a wide variety of materials. Examples include difficult bonding surfaces, such as UV coated signs and other graphics, low surface energy plastics (polypropylene, polyethylene and some styrenes), and metals with powder-coated paint.
Duraco Red is also well suited for more typical bonding applications, such as paper, corrugated cardboard, wood, glass, and other materials.
Duraco Red can also be used for applications that require a thicker film tape: it comec in 8 mil thickness. The extra adhesive used in Duraco Red allows greater wet-out or flow-out to achieve a stronger molecular bond.
This film tape has a service temperature range of -14°F to +300°F, and is best applied in temperatures between +65°F and +100°F. Duraco Red is available as pre-cut pieces on a roll, or on continuous rolls. Pre-cut pieces on a roll are available in widths ranging from ½- to 1-in, with a 1- to 5-in length. The tapes are available in the industry standard roll length of 180 ft, as well as 750 ft length. Standard rolls are available in widths of 3/8- to 3-in. Long rolls are available in widths of 3/8- to 1-in.
Duraco Red can be used in the development of P.O.P and other retail displays, for box closures, and vinyl banners. Printers of all types of materials – signs, banners, containers, and more – can use Duraco Red in their manufacturing and production process.
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