UL Certification for LINQTAPE Polyimide Tapes

Customers often ask us if our poly­imide kap­ton tapes (among oth­ers) are UL cer­ti­fied. Of par­tic­u­lar inter­est to cus­tomers is whether CAPLIN­Q’s line of LINQTAPE poly­imide tapes have the UL-94 V0 clas­si­fi­ca­tion. Because of the high tem­per­a­ture appli­ca­tion of these poly­imide tapes, the request is not surprising. 

What cus­tomers do not always real­ize though is that UL clas­si­fi­ca­tion must be test­ed for every unique film back­ing, thick­ness and adhe­sive com­bi­na­tion, and the cost for any sin­gle com­bi­na­tion is approx. $1000 + cost of mate­r­i­al + deliv­ery charges. It is dif­fi­cult to jus­ti­fy the expense for the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for each prod­uct with­out a sig­nif­i­cant cus­tomer request. 

CAPLINQ does, how­ev­er, work with an inde­pen­dent test­ing facil­i­ty who can car­ry out this the UL Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, but then CAPLINQ nor­mal­ly requests either a com­mit­ment for a cer­tain order quan­ti­ty (ie. 100 rolls), or that the cus­tomer pay for the test­ing. In order to share the bur­den of test­ing, we offer to pay for all the mate­r­i­al, admin­is­tra­tion and ship­ping charges if the cus­tomer pays $1000 toward the testing. 

For more infor­ma­tion of UL clas­si­fi­ca­tion or poly­imide tapes, vis­it us or con­tact us for more details.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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