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Airtech Polyester Shrink Tape: What Are the Aircraft Applications?

Shrink tape is a special kind of industrial tape. It's designed to wrap and seal a part in a flexible plastic film that shrinks to fit the contour of the part when heat is applied. It's similar to heat wrap, which is used to seal and secure the packaging of many products. Industrial uses of shrink wrap include the sealing and waterproofing of power and communication cable joints. 

Shrink tape is flexible enough to conform to just about any shape. The tape squeezes and constricts around the object it’s been wrapped to as heat is applied. The compressive force generated by the constrictive shrinking is enough to laminate several layers of tape.  

Airtech Polyester Shrink Tape: Some Aerospace Applications

Airtech International, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials, produces several types of high-performance polyester shrink tapes. Their A 575 and A 575 RC high shrink tape are two such products. 

The A 575 high shrink tape is a flexible polyester tape that's ideally suited for mandrel wrapping aircraft tubular parts, golf shafts, tennis rackets, fishing rods, etc. The 575 RC is coated with a non-silicone release agent for direct release, eliminating the need for release films or release fabrics. Both are available with a P3 perforation for the evacuation of volatiles and have a shelf life of 18 months from the month of shipment.

Airtech's A 575 and A 575 RC polyester shrink tape can be used in many aircraft applications to:

  • Insulate electronic components, such as wiring harnesses and cable assemblies.

  • Provide a seal against moisture and other contaminants

  • Quick field repairs until permanent replacement parts arrive.

  • Protect components against abrasion and other kinds of wear.

Jaco Aerospace is Your Supplier for Airtech Polyester Shrink Tape 

Jaco Aerospace provides customers with an extensive selection of tapes ideal for several aerospace applications, including products like Air-Tech's polyester shrink tape.

In addition to aircraft and industrial tapes, Jaco's is a major distributor of aircraft-grade raw materials, maintenance supplies, chemicals, consumables, and other aircraft products.

No matter what type of aerospace tape you require, Jaco Aerospace probably has it in stock and can get it sent out to you the same day you order! We have a reputation for having the fastest RFQ turnaround time in the industry. 

Want to learn more? Contact us through our website or call us at (626) 855-2870 to speak with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives about your particular needs.

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