DeWAL offers PTFE-Coated Aluminum Tape


PTFE-coated aluminum reduces friction and wear in dynamic applications.

Saunderstown, RI, May 15, 2008 - DeWAL Industries, Inc. is now manufacturing a PTFE-coated foil that combines a thin layer of PTFE with 0.005" thick aluminum foil.

The aluminum is coated on the other side with a pressure sensitive silicone adhesive for a sure grip on metal, glass or ceramic surfaces.

The result, D/W 351, is a heat-resistant tape featuring PTFE's chemical resistance, wide operating temperatures and a low coefficient of friction. The foil backing is comprised of a standard 3003 grade of aluminum. Properties are consistent because of the foil's uniform thickness of 0.005" with a tolerance of +/- 5%.

DeWAL D/W 351 is used in applications like high volume heat-sealing equipment in food packaging and bagging and as a limited use wear strip. D/W 351 is available in widths from 0.5" to 12". The roll length is 11 yards.

DeWAL Industries is ISO 9001:2000 registered.

Since it's founding in 1974, DeWAL has become an industry leader in the manufacture of skived PTFE and UHMW-PE films. DeWAL also manufactures pressure sensitive tapes using substrates of PTFE, UHMW-PE, polyimide, and PTFE coated glass fabric. DeWAL also manufactures Poro-Tex and UniPore specialty products providing unique combinations of porosity, chemical resistance and heat resistance for filtration and venting applications.

For more information, contact Christopher Brooks, DeWAL's Director of Sales and Marketing, (800) 366-8356 or cbrooks@dewal.com . More information is also available at www.dewal.com

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