The substrate of BA 1804-7 is manufactured from heat-resistant fiberglass cloth backing coated with high-temperature silicone adhesive on both sides.
BA 1804-7 is preferred for a wide variety of uses in the industrial and electrical markets to include use as a high temperature masking tape for metalizing or plasma spray coatings, and as a holding tape for components on circuit boards, inner wraps for coils and transformers, and high temperature splicing.
BA 1804-7 comes with a kraft paper liner or yellow dimpled PVC liner.
TDS BA 1804-7
BA 31T is a glass cloth electrical tape, with a 7-mil woven insulating glass cloth tape with an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. BA 31T is used to electrically insulate and provide mechanical protection at temperatures 302oF. BA 31T provides insulation and solvent-resistant protection for use as a coil cover, anchor, banding and core layer cross over insulation. It is edge tear resistant, conformable and printable.
BA 31T TDS
BA 500BC / CF500 F (Beta Cloth, Beta Fabric)
BA 500BC TDS
Beta cloth, also called beta fabric, is a white, PTFE-impregnated glass cloth commonly employed as an outer MLIB (Multi Later Insulation Blanket) layer due to its AO (atomic oxygen) resistance in LEO (Low Earth Orbit). It was heavily used on the Space Shuttle and continues to protect the interior and exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).
Beta cloth products are comprised of a high performance PTFE (Teflon™) and glass composite used as a component for MLI (multi-layer insulation) blankets. Often used as the outer layer, special design of the product provides the strength, resistance to flex fatigue and handle which sets it apart from other standard coated fabrics, and makes it more suitable for space applications. This lightly coated, low outgassing material has a great deal of flight legacy being used in proximity to sensitive components and equipment. In many applications, some properties or values are diminished by end of life as the effects of thermocycling, atomic oxygen, solar ultraviolet radiation, vacuum ultraviolet radiation, and space debris attack the exposed surface. Our Beta cloth fabrics are able to withstand these harsh conditions, serving as a barrier and protecting the inner surface.
This historic material is manufactured by Saint-Gobain Coated Fabrics in Manchester, NH USA and is supplied to the aerospace market exclusively by Bron Aerotech, Inc in Denver, Colorado. Bron Aerotech facilitated the successful re-qualification of beta cloth at aerospace OEMs when DuPont changed the Teflon formulation to reduce and then eliminate PFOA.
We supplied NASA (JPL) with beta cloth that is still protecting the nuclear power plant of Curiosity on planet Mars, 32 million miles from Earth.
The most common end products associated with beta cloth (non-silicone) are:
BA 500BC / CF500 raw beta cloth
Etched beta cloth for bonding and laminating
Beta cloth tape for cable/wire wrap
BA 500BC-966 beta cloth with low outgassing adhesive
BA 500BCGW beta cloth with graphite wire/weave for conductivity/anti-static
BA 125BCL light weight beta cloth (also available with graphite weave)
Metalized (VDA) beta cloth
Beta Cloth on Space Station during EVA (Space Walk).
Beta cloth, aka beta fabric, was designed and manufactured to withstand the harsh environment of space in order to protect sensitive and expensive equipment. It was at one time used in space suit manufacturing.
April 25, 1990, photograph taken by the crew of the STS-31 space shuttle mission, the Hubble Space Telescope is suspended above shuttle Discovery’s cargo bay some 332 nautical miles above Earth. The Canadian-built Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, controlled from in-cabin by the astronaut crew members, held the huge telescope in this position during pre-deployment procedures, which included extension of solar array panels and antennae. (Source: NASA)
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Saint-Gobain Coated Fabrics
BA 55410 is a removable polyethylene film tape with single-coated construction with a low density polyethylene backing, acrylic adhesive.
BA 55410 TDS
BA 641 is a pressure sensitive tape made of closely woven glass fabric and high temperature silicone adhesive. The glass fabric has excellent abrasion and heat resistance. This product meets Federal Aviation Regulation Part 25.855 (a-1).
TDS BA 641
BA 642 is a glass cloth tape with an aggressive silicone adhesive on both sides. This tape is designed for high temperature plasma and flame spray masking. It is used as an overlay when grit blasting may be needed. The overlap end is designed not to lift at high velocity grit blasting or thermal spray.
TDS BA 642
BA731T is a Glass Cloth Electrical Tape coated with a Thermosetting Acrylic Adhesive. This tape provides insulation and mechanical protection at temperatures to 300o F or 150o C. BA731T is both conformable and printable with good solvent resistance.
TDS BA 731T
BA 81105 is manufactured from heat resistant fiberglass cloth backing coated with high-temperature silicone adhesive on both sides. It is most widely used as a high temperature masking tape for metalizing or plasma spray coatings, but is also used as a holding tape for components on circuit boards, inner wraps for coils and transformers, and high temperature splicing.
TDS BA 81105
BA 81957 is manufactured from heat-resistant fiberglass cloth backing coated with a high-temperature silicone adhesive. This tape be used in applications that require continuous temperatures of up to 500F and its abrasion resistance makes an extremely durable product
TDS BA 81957