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Hi-Shrink Tape is a tough, flexible, heat shrinkable polyester film.

When wrapped around an object and heated, Hi-Shrink Tape has the unique ability to shrink and apply pressure to the surface of composite parts. This simple method of pressure application is used to advantage in many industries.

Product Description:

  • .002” (0.050mm) thick Polyester film
  • Available on 1.5” (38mm) ID or 3.0” (76mm ) ID cores
  • Standard widths of 0.5” (12mm) wide up to 2.5” (63.5mm) wide

Product Benefits

  • Helps eliminate voids in part walls
  • Applies variable shrink force based on shrink % that you specify, and amount of layers you apply
  • Easy application and easy removal from cured parts
  • Most common version of all Dunstone Hi-Shrink Tapes, standard sizes in stock

Product Characteristics

  • Available in non-coated, 1-side, or 2-side release coated versions
  • Available in perforated version, either release coated or noncoated
  • Custom slit widths and roll lengths available upon request
  • Available shrink percentage ranges from 5% up to 20% shrink, and is customized to your application based on amount of compaction force required
  • Suitable for cure temperatures up to 330°F(165°C)

Up to 165°C

Cure Temperature

Product Release Coated Thickness MD Shrink % Max Shrink Force
(lbs/inch of width)
Max Taping Tension
(lbs/inch of width)
205S 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 5% 2.71 33 lbs
210S 0.001 in (0.050 mm) 10% 5.30 38 lbs
212S 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 12% 5.49 43 Ibs
220S 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 20% 8.8 55 Ibs
205R 0.001 in (0.050 mm) 5% 2.76 35 Ibs
210R 0.001 in (0.050 mm) 10% 5.17 40 Ibs
212R 0.001 in (0.050 mm) 12% 5.64 45 Ibs
220R 0.001 in (0.050 mm) 20% 8.59 57 Ibs

Shrink force vs temperature graph

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