Kapton Tape: The Duct Tape of the Electronics Industry

Parker, Chris; Yates, Phil
November 2002
Circuits Assembly;Nov2002, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p12
Trade Publication
Evaluates Kapton, the duct tape used in the electronics industry, which is used to patch electronic objects. Thermal characteristics of the tape; Applications of the tape; Use of polyimide present in the tape as a thermal shield in electronic assembly thermal processing; Other uses of the tape.


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