Composite moulding tapes for the Wind energy industry

Why ABI Tape's composite moulding tapes

ABI Tape composite moulding tapes are used in the production of composite parts like rotor blades, masts, radar arches, bearings walls, intermediate supports, housings etc.

A typical use of our tapes is to protect (the entering edge/attack side/tip of) the wind mill blades, to protect the upper parts of the wind mill and during the construction of the composite parts of the blades.

The tapes are available in several thicknesses, adhesive systems, colors and other characteristics to be used in the construction of wind mill parts.

Depending on the exact use of the tape, the maximum temperature and pressure, the needed colour, etc. a different tape may be chosen.Mostly the tapes are used to mask bond lines, to avoid or reduce flash (“the spill-over over the resin”), to protect the mould or different layers in the composite moulding process or simply to hold the foils, vacuum bag and films on their place. 

Technical features ABI Tape's polyester tapes

In a highly technical market it is best to talk facts and figures to explain on how are tapes are so applicable within composite moulding applications:

Temperature


High thermal resistance: up to 203°C

Composite Bonding Design


High adhesion to different materials, especially on moulds

Masking Applications


Temperature resistant and different adhesion levels

Easy Removal


Unique proprietary formulations as to withstand tearing when removing the flash tape

Overview of ABI composite moulding tapes

ApplicationTemperature resistance *Total thickness (mm)Adhesion to steel (N/25mm)Adhesive SystemColorProduct
Mould protection, bond line masking, resin overage (“flash”) removal205 °C0,068SiliconeDark blueMA-9148, HO-9148, PR-9148   » click here
Mould protection, bond line masking, resin overage (“flash”) removal205 °C0,0911SiliconeDark blueMA-9248, HO-9248, PR-9248   » click here
Mould protection, bond line masking, resin overage (“flash”) removal205 °C0,1711SiliconeDark blueMA-9548, HO-9548, PR-9548   » click here
Mould protection, bond line masking 180 °C0,107SiliconeRedMA-9180, PR-9180
Bond line masking180 °C0,107SiliconeLight greenMA-9185
Mould protection, bond line masking, resin overage (“flash”) removal204 °C0,087RubberLight greenMA-9166, HO-9166, PR-9166   » click here
Mould & antenna protection180 °C0,097SiliconeAmberPR-7270
Mould protection, bond line masking180 °C0,068SiliconeClearMA-9144, PR-9144   » click here
Mould protection, bond line masking180 °C0,0911SiliconeClearMA-9244, PR-9244   » click here
* Depending on i.a. pressure, time, pH, etc.
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ABI Tape partners

Thinking with our partners to continue to develop new products to facilitate the production of composite parts for faster, more economical and bigger parts in the existing and new markets has led us to a wide array of different loyal partners who sell our products to the well-known leaders in their industry such as:

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FAQs

What is the difference between the different polyester tapes?

Difference lays mainly in the backing thickness (thinner - thicker) and the adhesive system (silicone-rubber).

What can I use polyester tapes for?

Polyester tapes are mainly used for holding down, masking, isolating, jacketing, high temperature protection and flash protection applications.

What is the difference with other polyester tapes?

Our polyester backing, together with release coat and adhesive are proprietary formulations resulting in a very high product quality and ease of use.

Are die-cuts possible with your polyester tapes?

Yes, we do have a whole range of standard die-cuts. We can also produce bespoke die-cuts, following your requirements.

Can I order polyester tapes other than those mentioned on your website?

We can develop togheter with you a unique polyester tape if the quantities are sufficient. Please contact us for more details.