tesa® 51960

Carpet laying tape for professional users
- removable -

Product description

tesa® 51960 is a double-sided carpet laying tape. The open side is largely residual-free removable from many surfaces and consists of PP-film with an acrylic adhesive. The different adhesion value is tailor-made for carpet laying applications and guarantees a very high tack on many commonly used surfaces.

tesa® 51960 is most extensively resistant to ageing and plasticisers (no discoloration of PVC or CV-floorings). The side with the higher adhesion is covered with a white liner.

Application Fields

Border and butt joins of floor coverings based on foam or textile woven backings as well as PVC and CV-floorings on most surfaces.

Product Construction

Type of adhesive tackified acrylic, acrylic, advanced acrylic, modified acrylic
Total thickness 248 µm
Backing material PP film reinforced by fabric
Colour translucent, transparent, optically clear

Properties / Performance Values

Elongation at break 80 %
Static shear resistance at 23°C medium, good
Chemical resistance very good
Humidity resistance very good
Tack good
Tensile strength 30 N/cm
Static shear resistance at 40°C low
Temperature resistance long term duration 60 °C
Softener resistance medium, good
Temperature resistance short term duration 120 °C

Adhesion to Values

Adhesion to Steel (initial) 4.7 N/cm
Adhesion to PE (initial) 3 N/cm
Adhesion to PE (covered side, after 14 days) 5.1 N/cm
Adhesion to PP (covered side, initial) 4.2 N/cm
Adhesion to PE (covered side, initial) 4.5 N/cm
Adhesion to Steel (covered side, after 14 days) 13.7 N/cm
Adhesion to PE (after 14 days) 3.5 N/cm
Adhesion to PP (initial) 3.5 N/cm
Adhesion to Steel (after 14 days) 6.6 N/cm
Adhesion to Steel (covered side, initial) 9 N/cm

Additional Info

According to DIN 18365 the surface has to be even, clean, permanently jointed and dry as well as free of oil or wax.

(Not suitable for natural stone)
tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.

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