Product information

tesa® HAF 8490

315µm single sided amber reactive HAF mounting tape

Product description

tesa® HAF 8490 is a reactive heat activated film based on phenolic resin and nitrile rubber. This amber single sided tape has a cotton fabric backing. It can easily be slit and die cut.

At room temperature tesa® HAF 8490 is not tacky. It is activated for pre-lamination by heat and starts to become tacky at 90°C. In a second application step heat and pressure is applied over a certain period of time.

After curing tesa® HAF 8490 reaches:

1 Very high bonding strength
1 High temperature resistance
1 Excellent chemical resistance
1 Bonds remain flexible and elastic

Main applications

It is suitable for bonding of all thermal resistant materials such as metal, glass, plastic, wood and textiles.

1 High-strength splicing (single-side butt splice)



Technical properties

Shelf life time (packed) < 15°C

15 months

Type of adhesive

nitrile rubber / phenolic resin

Type of liner


Shelf life time (packed) < 5°C

18 months

Tensile strength

90 N/cm

Total thickness

315 µm

Backing material

cotton fabric

Shelf life time (packed) < 25°C

12 months



Additional Info

tesa® HAF 8490 is laminated before curing. For this process we recommend a temperature between 120 °C and 140 °C.

2. Bonding:
The bonding conditions temperature, pressure and time depend on the application. Following parameters can be regarded as a guideline:

Splicing application:
  • Temperature: 120 – 220 °C

  • Pressure: > 2 bar

  • Time: 15 – 90 s.

Bonding strength values were obtained under standard laboratory conditions. Value is guaranteed clearance limit checked with each production batch (Material: Etched aluminium test specimen / Bonding conditions: Temp. = 120 °C; p = 10 bar; t = 8 min)

To reach maximum bonding strength surfaces should be clean and dry. Storage conditions according to tesa® HAF shelf life concept.

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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