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Kapton® Polyimide Film Tape

EMS Catalog #77708-Series

Kapton Tape is made from DuPont Kapton® HN general purpose film with silicon adhesive. It has been used in applications at temperatures as low as -269°C (-452°F) and as high as 260°C (500°F). Kapton® HN is the recommended choice for applications that require an all-polyimide film with an excellent balance of properties over a wide range of temperatures.

Product Features

  • Thin and conformable enabling masking of uneven surfaces
  • Wide operating temperature range up to 500°F
  • Removes cleanly without adhesive residue after exposure to heat
  • High performance silicone adhesive
  • High strength backing provides superior resistance to puncture and tear
  • Resistance to chemical attack


  • High Temperature Masking
  • Protection of circuit board gold finger contacts during wave solder
  • Insulation on Transformers, Motors and Coils
  • Fiber Optics Cables
  • Solar Panels


Color Amber
Adhesion Type Silicone
Film Thickness 1 Mil
Total Thickness w/Adhesive, Standard 2.7 Mil
Total Thickness w/Adhesive, Thin 2.5 Mil
Total Thickness w/Adhesive, Double-Sided 4 Mil
Total Thickness w/Adhesive, Low-Static 2.6 Mil
Adhesion to Steel 25 oz/inch
Tensile Strength 30 (lbs/inch)
Elongation >40%
Dielectric Strength 8,000 volts
UL-94 Flammability Rating V-0
Insulation Resistance 1,000,000 mega ohms
Electrolytic Corrosion Factor 1
Insulation Class, centigrade 180°C
Temperature Resistance 260°C (500°F)
Resistance to acids, oils, solvemts Excellent
Length 36 yards

Due to the variety of possible end-uses, it is ultimately the responsibility of the customer to determine a product's suitability for a particular application.

Kapton® is a trademark of DuPont

Product Information

Kapton® Polyimide Film Tape