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3M™ General Purpose PTFE Skived Film Tape 5181

3M Product Number 5181
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  • PTFE film provides a slick surface for general purpose, non-stick applications
  • Silicone adhesive provides clean removal from a variety of surfaces
  • Wide temperature range for performance on heated machinery and equipment
  • Thicker backing helps extend the service life over thinner versions when subjected to abrasion and wear
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  • PTFE film provides a slick surface for general purpose, non-stick applications
  • Silicone adhesive provides clean removal from a variety of surfaces
  • Wide temperature range for performance on heated machinery and equipment
  • Thicker backing helps extend the service life over thinner versions when subjected to abrasion and wear
  • Skived 3M™ PTFE Film Tapes are more conformable than typical extruded PTFE film tapes
  • Chemical resistance enables tape to withstand many applications

Our 3M™ General Purpose PTFE Skived Film Tape 5181 uses a skived, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), conformable film backing. This tape offers a low coefficient of friction which, in combination with a pressure sensitive silicone adhesive, provides a slick surface over a variety of substrates to assist in general purpose, non-stick applications requiring high temperature performance.

Applying 3M™ General Purpose PTFE Skived Film Tape 5181 can help improve surface movement, eliminate squeaks and rattles, and reduce machine noise. PTFE is chemical resistant and can be used as a temporary chemical barrier.
Conformable 3M™ PTFE Tape helps the movement of web materials in many types of roller wrapping applications
Improve Surface Movement
We developed this general purpose tape as a quick and easy solution to reduce friction between moving surfaces in non-critical applications. The skived backing provides good conformability when unwound from the roll compared to typical extruded PTFE film tapes. It functions as an anti-stick or easy-release medium between surfaces where pressure, temperature changes and other factors may create a measure of adhesion. Applying 3M™ General Purpose PTFE Skived Film Tape 5181 can help improve surface movement, eliminate squeaks and rattles, and reduce machine noise. PTFE is chemical resistant and can be used as a temporary chemical barrier. The tape has a wide temperature use range, from -65°F/-54°C to 500°F/260°C, making it suitable in a wide variety of applications.

Recommended Applications
  • General purpose roll-wrap for web processing
  • Squeak and noise reduction
  • Shielding and protecting against chemicals

What is PTFE?
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic material used in a variety of industries and applications to reduce the coefficient of friction. Because of its non-stick properties and high heat resistance, PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for frying pans and other cookware. It makes an excellent insulating material for electrical applications because of its non-conductivity. PTFE is non-reactive to numerous chemicals, due to the chemical resistance of fluoropolymer bonds; making it effective in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive substances. PTFE reduces friction, wear and energy efficiency of machinery. Because of its low friction, PTFE is used in industrial applications where sliding action of parts is required, such as with bearings, gears, slide plates, etc. In these applications, it delivers significantly better performance than nylon or acetal. 3M has taken this versatile compound through an extrusion process to create a thin film, then paired the film with 3M's unique pressure sensitive adhesives to make these PTFE tapes. Innovative, high performance 3M PTFE tapes are reliable, durable and reduce friction.

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TDS data as of August 9, 2016

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range (oC)
5490 * PTFE/Silicone Extruded Gray TDS Thin,lies flat,elongation 0.09 29 385 N/A 150% - 54C to 260C
5491 * PTFE/Silicone Extruded Gray TDS Longer wear than 5490 0.17 38 700 N/A 200% -54C to 260C
5480 * PTFE/Silicone Skived Gray TDS Thin,> tensile than 549 0.09 22 473 N/A 140% -54C to 260C
5481 * PTFE/Silicone Skived Gray TDS Conformability, tensile 0.17 35 858 N/A 335% -54C to 260C
5180 PTFE/Silicone Skived Gray TDS Economical, general use 0.09 28 525 N/A 100% -54C to 260C
5181 PTFE/Silicone Skived Gray TDS Longer wear than 5180 0.17 39 1300 N/A 100% -54C to 260C
5185 PTFE/Silicone Skived Red TDS Thin with high tensile 0.11 30 716 N/A 117% 260C
5498 * PTFE/Rubber Extruded Brown TDS Non-silicone, adhesion 0.10 53 332 N/A 105% 4 to 149C
5451 * PTFE/GC/Silicone   Brown TDS Excellent wear, cut resistance 0.14 31 1760 N/A N/A -73C to 260C
5453 * PTFE/GC/Silicone   Brown TDS Longer wear than 5451 0.21 56 3065 N/A N/A -73C to 260C
5151 PTFE/GC/Silicone   Brown TDS Economical GC PTFE 0.13 36 1925 UVPC
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N/A -73C to 260C
5153 PTFE/GC/Silicone   Brown TDS Longer wear than 5151 0.20 47 5075 UVPC
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N/A -73C to 260C


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