tesa® 53488

Standard Grade Tear Tape

Product description

tesa 53488 is a tensilized polypropylene tear tape featuring a 60 micron backing and an aggressive synthetic adhesive. This product exhibits excellent bonding on both solid and corrugated cardboard surfaces. Because of its unique backing and excellent tack, tesa 53488 will not exhibit shrinkage or "lift off" after application to corrugated cardboard. This product is ideal for most pull tab and tear strip applications.

Main applications

  • Industrial and consumer cartons
  • Padded shipping envelopes, express delivery and courier envelopes
  • Corrugated cartons and boxes

Technical properties

Elongation at break

32 %

Type of adhesive

synthetic rubber

Tensile strength

215 N/cm

Total thickness

85.5 µm

Backing material


Adhesion to steel

6 N/cm

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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