3M 5558 White Ultra-Thin Water Contact Indicator Tape

3M 5558 White Ultra-Thin Water Contact Indicator Tape

  • Tape is thinner to enable slim electronics device design
  • Paper backing is highly absorbent and transports water to show indications
  • Tape turns from white to red upon direct water contact
  • Additional Product Information

Description and Features

Product Description Water Indicator Tape is a type of liquid contact indicator used to provide a lead to the cause of a defect in electronic devices; works well in the electronics industry to provide evidence of water damage during shipment or when validating consumer warranty claims. Use Ultra-Thin Water Contact Indicator Tape in applications with tight design tolerances or to enable slim electronics device design. Works well to provide an easy, fast and accurate detection of water intrusion into sensitive electronic devices such as mobile handheld devices, e-books, digital cameras, laptop computers, gaming consoles, and rechargeable batteries and chargers.
Applications Suitable for applications with tight design tolerances Handheld or portable electronic devices Smart phones, tablets, laptop computers and keyboards Wearable electronic devices Gaming and MP3 player Two-way radios Digital cameras Li-MH Batteries and chargers Where positive indication of water or aqueous solution contact is desired
Feature 1 Tape is thinner to enable slim electronics device design
Feature 2 Paper backing is highly absorbent and transports water to show indications
Feature 3 Tape turns from white to red upon direct water contact
Feature 4 Film top layer is printable by thermal transfer, flexographic and screen printing methods and offers improved ink receptivity
Feature 5 Film top layer also provides protection from soiling and moisture during handling
Feature 6 Acrylic adhesive allows for a very high bond strength to most surfaces including low surface energy plastics
Feature 7 Does not falsely indicate water contact in high humidity exposures
Feature 8 Performance not degraded by high humidity exposure
Feature 9 Total construction is rotary die cuttable
Feature 10 Pre-cut shapes save time, money and reduce waste

Specifications

Total Thickness 6 mils
Material/Backing Film/Paper laminate backing with polyester top film
Backing Thickness N/A
Adhesive Type Acrylic
Liner 2 mils Polyester
Adhesive Strength 47 oz/in
Temperature Performance -40 to 149 °F
Flame Retardant N/A
High Initial Adhesion N/A
Low Static N/A
Electrically Conductive N/A
Thermally Conductive N/A
UNSPSC 31201500
Country of Origin United States
Origin Criterion B
Certification Indicator NO(3)
Qualification Method NO
Cage Code 4AJG6
ECCN Number EAR99

Compliance

Storage Condition Humidity Controlled Storage (16C/60F TO 27C/80F & 40-60%RH)
Shelf Life N/A
Return Policy 25% restocking fee
RoHS Status RoHS3 Compliant
REACH Status REACH Compliant
Prop 65 Compliance Prop 65 Compliant
CMRT n/a
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