The addition of VHB® adhesive to our FAT PTFE and FAT UHMW products makes these tapes quite desirable in your most demanding high wear applications. It allows you to use them without rivets or fasteners. When thin tapes don’t quite cut it these materials last much longer, available in a wide range of widths and thicknesses starting at .020”.
UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) features extremely high abrasion resistance, exceeding the abrasion resistance of steel. Coupled with broad chemical resistance and a low coefficient of fricton, these properties make UHMW an extremely versatile engineering material for many severe service applications. Slippery like PTFE but super abrasion & wear resistant, UHMW Polymers have a molecular weight average 10 times that of conventional high density polyethylene resins. Higher molecular weight gives UHMW Polymers its unique combination of characteristics FAT PTFE has the heft, density and mass that make it very desirable for applications where thicker materials are a must.
FAT PTFE Tape has all the other excellent characteristics associated with standard PTFE tapes: superior insulating strength, slick non-stick surface, high temperature and chemical resistance, and excellent release properties. Applications: Inner and outer surfaces for potable water, chemical, fuel and hydraulic hoses, bottom surfaces for skis and snow boards, linings for chutes to decrease friction and wear.