An OCA tape consists of highly specialised free-film isotropic adhesives, formulated specifically for transparent applications and to help create high quality, reliable products. The transparent adhesive is engineered to help eliminate common adhesive visual defects such as bubbles, dirt and gels.
As demand grows for slimmer and sleeker looking electronic devices, OCA tape offers a number of advantages over traditional fixing methods. They provide invisible, light weight and durable adhesion whilst retaining crystal clarity.
Our transparent tapes, available as a transfer or double coated tape, offer excellent adhesion to various materials, smooth or textured, including glass, polycarbonate, PMMA and PET. Different thicknesses are available for varying gap filling requirements. View our OCA tapes in the products tab above.
OCA tape characteristics:
Our applications include:
Browse through our range of OCA tapes below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague.
Thickness range (mm)
Temp. range (˚C)
Bond to metal
Bond to HSE plastic
Bond to LSE plastic
Bond to foam, felt, mesh
Max width (cm)
Max length (m)
Manufacturer / SOS
D/S or S/S
Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.
|Title||Stock status||Adhesive||Bond to foam, felt, mesh||Bond to HSE plastic||Bond to LSE plastic||Bond to metal||Carrier||Chem resist||Colour||D/S or S/S||Manufacturer / SOS||Max length (m)||Max. long temp (˚C)||Max. short temp (˚C)||Max width (cm)||Min. temp (˚C)||Sterilisation method||Thickness (mm)||UV resist|
|3M™ 8171||3||Acrylic||2||5||2||5||None||5||Optically clear||3M™||85||-40||0.025||5|
|3M™ 8172||3||Acrylic||2||5||2||5||None||5||Optically clear||3M™||85||-40||0.05||5|
|Nitto HJ-3160W||3||Acrylic||No data||No data||No data||No data||PET||No data||Optically clear||Nitto||No data||No data||0.1||No data|
|Nitto HJ-9150W||3||Acrylic||No data||No data||No data||No data||None||No data||Optically clear||Nitto||No data||No data||0.05||No data|
Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of a roll of tape! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.
Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your OCA tape to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your tape offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.
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