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Tadpole Tape – Is it a right fit for you?

Tadpole Tape Seals under light pressure while resisting flame and prolonged high temperatures

Tadpole tapes are resilient and nonabsorbent, flame-resistant gasketing materials. They are especially suited for applications requiring sealing under light pressure where bolting force is limited, such as doors, aircraft mounting rings, turbine flanges and combustion chamber inlets. In service, sealing is accomplished by closure against the bulb of the tadpole. This specialized packing is constructed by wrapping heat resistant cores which form the “bulb” with a variety of specially treated cover materials. The edges of the covers are stitched or cemented together, forming the characteristic “tail” structure. Parker offers a variety of styles, materials and configurations in continuous coils and straight lengths. Continue reading Tadpole Tape – Is it a right fit for you?