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3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8730HT

Part Number 8730HT3M Product Number 8730HT
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    • Tough polyurethane backing provides durable erosion protection for heated leading edges
    • Tape is easy to apply, repair and remove
    • Features operation temperature up to 250F°
    • Offers erosion protection in elevated temperature environments
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    Attribute Name
    Value
    Adhesive Type
    Acrylic
    Application
    Erosion Protection, Surface Protection
    Backing Thickness (Imperial)
    12 mil
    Brand
    3M™
    Capabilities
    Aircraft Maintenance & Production Efficiency, Aviation Safety Enhancement
    Color
    Black, Dark Gray, Medium Dark Gray
    Flame Retardant
    No
    Length
    20 Linear Yard, 36 Linear Yard
    Length (Metric)
    18.288 m, 32.918 m
    Product Form
    Roll
    Storage Environment
    Room Temperature
    Total Thickness
    14 mil
    Width
    12 in
    Width (Metric)
    304.8 mm
    Product Details
    • Tough polyurethane backing provides durable erosion protection for heated leading edges
    • Tape is easy to apply, repair and remove
    • Features operation temperature up to 250F°
    • Offers erosion protection in elevated temperature environments
    • Easy application and zero cure time reduces total installation time required to perform crucial maintenance task
    • Conformable and can be painted or applied over painted surfaces

    We developed 3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8730HT to meet the next generation of performance and convenience for maintaining aircraft heated leading edges. This tape is specifically designed to withstand the elevated temperatures of heated aircraft wing leading edges, including C-130s – even in the most extreme climate and environmental conditions.

    Underside or Belly of commercial aircraft
    Tough, durable barrier erosion protection on heated leading edges
    3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8730HT protects against erosion and abrasion, helping to reduce downtime and the costs associated with leading edge painting and maintenance. Our polyurethane elastomer resists punctures, tearing abrasion to meet specific performance requirements for elevated temperature applications up to up to 250F°. It is a simple and easy method of protecting a surface from corrosion, FOD and erosion. 8730HT can also withstand minor impact damage and can be installed in a minimum amount of time with simple tools. It is paintable and can be painted to match aircraft color schemes or applied over painted surfaces, minimizing prep. 8730HT requires no special tools or handling procedures and can be installed at any indoor location. Simply prepare the surface, remove the protective liner and apply. No edge sealing is needed.

    More about 3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8730HT (PDF, 1.69 Mb)

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