tesa® 54348 90% PCR PET

Sealing patch for interior hole covering applications with sustainable content

Product Features
  • 90% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET content in backing
  • High transparency for secure application
  • Easy quality control
All product features

Product description

tesa® 54348 combines a thin but strong PET layer, consisting of 90% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, with a powerful acrylic adhesive including bio-based tackifiers. This product is optimized for the automotive industry to securely cover holes that require excellent sealing properties in combination with very high temperature resistance. To ensure secure and precise hole covering application, this product can be delivered with target printing on top of the transparent die cut.

Product Features

  • 90% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET content in backing
  • High transparency for secure application
  • Easy quality control
  • Superb conformability to complex geometries
  • High temperature resistance up to 160°C
  • Reliable corrosion protection
  • Good paint anchorage and UBC (PVC) compatibility
  • Paint shop approved liner
  • Very good resistance to chemicals

Application Fields

tesa® 54348 is especially suitable for different interior hole covering applications along the automotive production process. Example applications are:
  • After e-coat where good compatibility to UBC (PVC) and sealing is required, e.g. car underbody, wheel arches, engine compartment
  • Before paint shop where good paint compatibility is essential
  • At the assembly line for hole covering on all car body areas, e.g. pillars, rocker, front/rear floor
To ensure the highest performance possible, we aim to fully understand your application (including the substrates involved) in order to provide the right product recommendation.

Product Construction

Backing material PET
Bio-based or recycled content Backing material Post‑Consumer Recycled 90 %
Type of adhesive modified acrylic
Type of liner glassine
Total thickness 95 µm
Color transparent
Color of liner white

Properties / Performance Values

Abrasion resistance good
Chemical resistance very good
Conformability good
Humidity sealing very good
Noise damping low
Printability very good
Puncture resistance 600 N
Temperature resistance (30 min) 160 °C
UBC / Paint compatibility good

Adhesion to Values

Adhesion to Steel (initial) 7 N/cm

Additional Info

Puncture resistance acc. tesa® J0PM0232, measured from backing side 24 h after application at room temperature:
  • Test climate = 23 ± 1 °C/ 50 ± 5 % relative humidity
  • Substrate = e-coated panel, 0.7 mm thickness and hole diameter of 30 mm
  • Patch diameter = 50 mm Pin diameter = 20 mm
  • Pressurization = 4 kg roll, 5 x back and forth
  • Test speed = 300 mm/min
tesa® 54348 is available upon request in customer specific dimensions and can be delivered according to customer requirements and applications in either roll or sheet form. We support your individual application process with tesa designed dispensing solutions to ensure a quick and reliable sealing of holes in the car body. By fitting your robot with the best end arm tooling we enable a smart automation concept in your production site. Ask for our tesa® EfficienSeal dispensing tool to ensure a highly efficient and automated patch application.
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.