.002" Heat Shrink Polyester Tape

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. The 200 Series tapes are the most common product used in a wide variety of applications for composite tubing ranging from 1" diameter up to over 36" diameter. 220R specifically is our swiss army knife.

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

  • Good film for thin walled composite parts
  • Applies low to moderate shrink force depending on shrink % that you specify
  • Thin film minimizes height of ‘cello lines’ on cured part
  • Commonly used for consolidating composite tubes, flexible ductwork and silicone hoses during cure
  • Suitable for cure temperatures up to 330°F (165°C)

Product Characteristics

  • Available in non-coated, 1-side, or 2-side release coated versions
  • 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

Thermostat icon. Up to 165°C


**Click the product name to see the graph results
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 0.002 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 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 5% 2.76 35 Ibs
210R 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 10% 5.17 40 Ibs
212R 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 12% 5.64 45 Ibs
220R 0.002 in (0.050 mm) 20% 8.59 57 Ibs

Shrink force vs temperature graph

Shrink force vs temperature graph

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