Cover Tape > Type PS3 Pressure Sensitive Antistatic Cover Tape

PS3 is an antistatic, transparent, pressure sensitive adhesive cover tape engineered to protect and confine surface mount components contained in our polystyrene carrier tapes.

  • Meets EIA-481 bonding/peel-back force requirements
  • Bonds to polystyrene carrier tapes
  • Re-sealable
  • Proven to work effectively with the following Advantek Carrier Tape materials:
    • Types C,X,V & T Static Dissipative Polystyrene
    • Types K, L & O Homogenous Polystyrene



Type PS3 Cover Tape is constructed in three layers, a 0.00092” polyester base film covered by a 0.00050” pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive, with a 0.00048” antistatic polyester film on the device side.



Type PS3 Cover Tape is provided splice-free on 3” inner diameter plastic cores.


Shelf Life and Storage

Part Number* Tape Width Adhesive Width/Side Roll Length Rolls Per Box
PS30055-300 5.5mm 0.75mm 300m 50
PS30093-300 9.3mm 1.0mm 300m 30
PS30133-300 13.3mm 1.0mm 300m 15
PS30213-xxx 21.3mm 1.0mm 300&500m 10
PS30255-xxx 25.5mm 1.5mm 300&500m 10
PS30375-xxx 37.5mm 1.5mm 300&500m 5
PS30495-xxx 49.5mm 1.5mm 300&500m 5
PS30655-xxx 65.5mm 2.0mm 300&500m 3

* Note: Part number for 21.3mm and wider is dependent on roll length; use 300 or 500 in place of “xxx”.

Type PS3 Recommended Sealing Parameters
Application Method Roller @ 2 meters/minute
Temperature Ambient
Pressure 40 PSI
Humidity Ambient


Material Properties
Property Typical Value Test Method/Standard
Overall Thickness 0.0019” (0.048mm) ASTM D-374
Initial Adhesion to Carrier** 45 +/- 15g1 (< 5.5mm width)
60 +/- 20g 1 (< 21.3mm width)
85 +/- 25g 1 (> 25.5mm width)
Surface Resistivity Adhesive side: <1012 ≥105 ohms/square
Back side: Non-conductive
ASTM D-257
Tensile Strength 10,500 PSI ASTM D-882
Elongation 100% minimum ASTM D-882
Overall Width Tolerance +/- 0.10mm Laser Micrometer
Adhesive Edge Tolerance +/- 0.20mm Laser Micrometer
Transparency 93% Transmittance ASTM D-1003
3% Haze
97% Clarity
Color Transparent NA

1Tests performed under specific sealing conditions on formed polystyrene tape
**Aging at 52°C and 95% PH increased adhesion to carrier by 80%
Note: The values presented for this product are typical laboratory data and may be changed without notice.

Type PS3 Pressure Sensitive Antistatic Cover Tape has a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture when kept in recommended conditions. Store this product in its original packaging in a climate-controlled environment where temperature is from 0°C to 35°C (95°F) and relative humidity is between 30%-70%. Exceeding these recommended storage conditions could result in inconsistent product performance.



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