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3M™ Nextel™ Tape AP-18

3M ID B40066367
  • 3M™ Nextel™ Tape AP-18 woven tape is made from continuous Nextel 312 Alumina-Boria-Silica fibers which are woven without the aid of organic, glass, or metal inserts
  • Flexible and chemically resistant strand is useful in textile processing
  • Good chemical and flame resistance
  • Maintains mechanical properties at high temperatures
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Product Details

3M™ Nextel™ Tape AP-18, made from 312 Grade continuous filament ceramic roving and available in multiple widths, is designed for continuous use temperatures up to 2200oF (1204oC). With no adhesive applied, AP-18 can be used for insulating or protecting tubes and pipes in high temperature applications. Standard widths are 1, 1.5 and 2 inches.

3M™ Nextel™ Style AP Woven Ceramic Fabric Tapes are designed to meet the toughest thermal, mechanical and electrical performance requirements. These fabrics outperform the useful limits of other high temperature textiles such as aramids, carbon, quartz or glass. 3M™ Nextel™ woven fabric tapes are true ceramics. They are oxidation resistant, chemically inert, lightweight, electrically insulating, flexible, and fire, flame and heat resistant to temperatures of 2192°F(1200°C).

  • 3M™ Nextel™ Tape AP-18 woven tape is made from continuous Nextel 312 Alumina-Boria-Silica fibers which are woven without the aid of organic, glass, or metal inserts
  • Flexible and chemically resistant strand is useful in textile processing
  • Good chemical and flame resistance
  • Maintains mechanical properties at high temperatures
Specifications
Applications
Engine, Protecting Parts & Assemblies, Sealing, Thermal Management
Breaking Strength w/o Sizing (metric)
29 Kilogram per Centimetre
Capabilities
Temperature Resistance
Defense Products Market Segments
Land Systems
Density (g/cc)
2.7
Fiber Input Denier
900
Fiber Type Input
1/2 Yarn
Industries
Aerospace, Electrical, Industrial
Melting point
3272°F (1800°C)
Overall Thickness (Metric)
0.48 mm, 0.51 mm
Overall Width (Metric)
2.54 cm, 5.08 cm
Product Composition
312
Product Form
Tape
Weave
Plain Weave
Weight (metric)
14 g/m², 18.6 g/m², 9.6 g/m²
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