Type ABx™ Heat Activated Antistatic | Cover Tape | Advantek

Cover Tape > Type ABx™ Heat Activated Antistatic Cover Tape

Advantek Type ABx™ heat-activated antistatic cover tape is a high-quality, low-cost product developed to reduce the tendency to bond to areas other than the seal tracks. This condition is known as ‘wetting’ and causes unpredictable or unstable peel force as well as visual concerns.

  • Formulated to prevent wetting
  • Proven to perform with Advantek carrier tapes:
    • Types C, X , V & T Static Dissipative Polystyrene
    • Types K, L & O Homogenous Polystyrene
  • Ideal package for surface mount components when used with:
  • Complies with EIA-481 standards



Type ABx™ Cover Tape is constructed in two layers, a 0.0010” thick polyester base film covered by a 0.0011” thick heat-activated adhesive coating layer. Both layers are antistatic to protect static sensitive devices.

Top Layer: 0.0010” Antistatic Polyester Base Film
Bottom Layer: 0.00111” Antistatic Adhesive Coating



Type ABx™ Heat Activated Cover Tape is provided with 300, 500 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 120mm. Additional widths may be available by special request.

Part Number Width Part Number Width
ABX0054 5.4mm +/- 0.10 ABX0375 37.5mm +/- 0.10
ABX0092 9.2mm +/- 0.10 ABX0495 49.5mm +/- 0.10
ABX0133 13.3mm +/- 0.10 ABX0655 65.5mm +/- 0.15
ABX0210 21.0mm +/- 0.10 ABX0815 81.5mm +/- 0.15
ABX0255 25.5mm +/- 0.10 ABX1135 113.5mm +/- 0.20


Recommended Sealing Conditions in Single-Strike Seal Mode

Temperature 170° –200° C Dwell Time 0.2 – 0.5 sec
Pressure 30 – 35 PSI Seal Rail Width 0.015 – 0.020” (0.38 – 0.51 mm)


Material Properties
Property Typical Value Test Method/Standard
Adhesion to Carrier 50 +/- 20 grams1 EIA-481
Surface Resistivity <1012 ≥105 ohms/square
(both sides)
ASTM D-257
Tensile Strength ≥9,000 PSI ASTM D-882
Elongation 120 - 140% ASTM D-882
Transparency 93% Transmittance
35% Clarity
51% Haze
ASTM D-1003
Color Natural, non-pigmented
Standard Roll 3” I.D. core, 300 meters

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


Shelf Life and Storage

Type ABx™ Cover Tape has a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture when stored under the recommended condition. We recommend storing this product in its original packaging in a climate-controlled environment with temperatures between 17+/-10°C and relative humidity 50%+/-10.

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




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