Black Kapton Tape: 18-1A-XC

Black Kapton Tape: 18-1A-XC

Black Kapton Tape 18-1A-XC is a specialized adhesive tape crafted from high-quality polyimide material, composed of black antistatic Type XC polyimide film backed with high temperature 3M ™ 966 acrylic adhesive, renowned for its exceptional thermal and electrical insulative properties. Designed for demanding applications, it offers superior resistance to high temperatures, chemicals and abrasion, making it ideal for use in environments where reliability and durability are paramount. The black color enhances visibility, facilitating precise application and alignment, even in low-light conditions. With its strong adhesive backing, this tape provides secure bonding on various surfaces, ensuring long-lasting performance in the aerospace industries.


  1. High-Temperature Resistance: Black Kapton Tape 18-1A-XC offers exceptional resistance to high temperatures, making it suitable for applications where exposure to heat is common, such as soldering, electrical insulation, and masking during PCB manufacturing.
  2. Chemical Resistance: The tape is highly resistant to chemicals, solvents, and oils, ensuring reliable performance in environments where exposure to corrosive substances is a concern.
  3. Electrical Insulation: With its excellent dielectric properties, Black Kapton Tape 18-1A-XC provides effective electrical insulation, preventing short circuits and ensuring the integrity of electrical components and circuits.
  4. Abrasion Resistance: Its durable polyimide construction makes the tape resistant to abrasion, protecting surfaces from wear and tear in harsh operating conditions, thus extending the lifespan of critical components.
  5. Visibility and Alignment: The black coloration of the tape enhances visibility, allowing for precise application and alignment, in low-light conditions, and is particularly advantageous in intricate assembly processes.


Product Application

Black Kapton tape is known for its heat resistance and electrical insulation properties and is used for electrical insulation of wires, cables and electronic components in aerospace systems.  Its ability to withstand extreme temperatures makes it ideal for use in spacecraft thermal control systems, where it helps protect sensitive components from heat damage. Aerospace engineers also utilize Black Kapton tape for securing and insulating electrical wiring and connectors in aircraft and satellites, ensuring reliable electrical performance in demanding environments. Additionally, its lightweight and durable nature make it suitable for applications where weight reduction is crucial to minimize payload weights for aircraft and satellites. The tape’s black color aids in absorbing sunlight, further enhancing its effectiveness in thermal control applications. Its high tensile strength enables it to withstand mechanical stress and vibration encountered during aerospace missions, enhancing overall durability. The tape’s adhesive backing simplifies installation and ensures secure bonding to various surfaces in harsh conditions. Black Kapton tape plays a vital role in enhancing the performance and reliability of aerospace equipment across a range of applications.