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tesa® 53949 Matt Gaffer Tape

Non-reflective polyethylene coated high grade cloth tape

  • light-absorbing, non-reflective
  • good adhesion, even on rough surfaces
  • abrasion resistant
  • water repellent
  • conformable
  • easy to remove

Product description

tesa® 53949 is a matt gaffer tape specially designed for the arts and entertainment industry. It consists of a PE coated 80 mesh woven PET fabric backing coated with a pressure sensitive natural rubber adhesive.
tesa® 53949 is the ideal solution for a wide range of applications whenever a non-reflective surface is important.

Application Fields

  • On-stage/back-stage jobs in theatre, opera, cinema and music halls
  • Fixing of cables on carpets, walls etc.
  • Covering of shiny and glossy surfaces
  • Fixing of cable links
  • Sealing of joints
  • Floor marking and fixing

Product Construction

Thickness of tape 310 µm
Elongation at break 14 %
Type of adhesive natural rubber
backing appearance(visual) matt
Tensile strength 85 N/cm
Total thickness 310 µm
Mesh 80 count per square inch
Backing material PE extruded cloth

Properties / Performance Values

Straight tear edges good
Abrasion resistance good
Temperature resistance (30 min) 125 °C
Temperature resistance (removability from aluminum after 30 min exposure) 125 °C
Hand tearability good
Easy to remove Yes
Water resistance good

Adhesion to Values

Adhesion to steel 1.6 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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