High Temperature, Heat & Chemical Resistant PTFE
Coated Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket & Tape
Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket
550°F / 287°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent
This high temperature, heat resistant and chemical resistant PTFE Impregnated / Coated (Teflon® is a branded version of PTFE from DuPont) tadpole gasket tape offers the advantage of a non-asbestos material with a higher temperature range and with excellent resistance to almost all solvents, caustics and acids.
The base fiberglass fabric is rated to 1000°F / 537°C while the PTFE coating melting point is 620°F / 327°C.
The base fiber is manufactured to the specifications of ASTM D-578, ASTM committee D13, and subcommittee D13.18.
The bulb material can be Fiberglass Rope, Stainless Steel Mesh or Inconel Mesh.
The PTFE is applied to the fabric cover of the tadpole through a proprietary process.
The result is a PTFE impregnation on the tadpole which is soft, robust and flexible; however, it can be abrasively removed from the sleeve with aggressive fingernail scraping, resulting in a thinner and thinner layer of PTFE remaining with each pass. The PTFE also causes the yarns to be sealed and the small gaps between the yarns mostly filled.
- Available tadpole tape widths (Over-All Width): 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2 and 3"
- Tadpole Tape Bulb diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
- Tadpole Tape Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet..