Cover Tape > Type AA® Heat Activated Antistatic

Advantek’s Type AA® Cover Tape is an antistatic, transparent, heat sealable cover film. It is engineered to protect and contain surface mount components in embossed polystyrene carrier tapes.

  • Transparent to allow post-taping inspection of components while in the pocket
  • Formulated to prevent wetting
  • Suitable for any heat sealing taping application
  • Consistent adhesion
  • Complies with EIA-481 standards
  • Proven to perform with these Advantek Carrier Tape materials:
    • Types C, X, V & T Static Dissipative Polystyrene
    • Types K, L & O Homogenous Polystyrene


Type AA® Cover Tape contains a top layer of 0.00092” thick polyester base film and a bottom layer of 0.00128” thick heat activated adhesive coating layer. Both layers are antistatic to ensure the protection of static sensitive devices.

Top Layer: 0.00092” Antistatic Polyester Film
Bottom Layer: 0.00128” Antistatic Adhesive Coating


Part Number (300m) Width
AA05405NP 5.4mm +/- 0.1
AA09205NP 9.2mm +/- 0.1
AA13305NP 13.3mm +/- 0.1
AA21005NP 21.0mm +/- 0.1
AA25505NP 25.5mm +/- 0.1
AA37505NP 37.5mm +/- 0.1
AA49505NP 49.5mm +/- 0.1

Type AA® Heat Activated Cover Tape is provided standard with 300, 400, 500, 600 and 1000 splice-free meters on a 3” inner diameter plastic core. Widths available include all EIA standard widths for carrier tapes between 8mm and 56mm, plus custom widths by special request.

Recommended Sealing Conditions (Single-Strike Seal Mode)
Temperature 170° - 210°C
Dwell Time 0.25 - 0.40 sec.
Pressure 30 - 35 PSI
Seal Rail Width 0.015 - 0.020” (0.38 - 0.51mm)
Material Properties
Property Typical Value Test Method/Standard
Adhesion to Carrier 40 +/- 30 grams1 EIA-481
Surface Resistivity ≥105 to ≥ 1012 ohms/square
(both sides)
ASTM D-257
Tensile Strength 9,000 PSI ASTM D-882
Elongation 100% ASTM D-882
Transparency 90% Transmittance
16% Clarity
59% Haze
ASTM D-1003
Color Transparent, pale blue

Note: The values presented for this product are typical laboratory data and may be changed without notice.
1Tests performed under specific sealing conditions.

Shelf Life and Storage

We recommend that the Advantek AA® Cover Tape be used within 24 months from the date of manufacture. Store this product in its original packaging in a climate-controlled environment with temperatures under 50°C (122° F) and relative humidity under 80%. Do not store in direct sunlight or excess temperature/humidity for prolonged periods of time. Allow the product to stabilize at room temperature prior to use.


Material Cover Tape Products
PC     X   X X X    
PS, Homogenous PS X X X X     X X X



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