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3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 5430 Transparent, 1/4 in x 36 yd 7.0 mil, 36 per case Bulk

3M ID  70006378767    UPC#  00051115059117    3M Product Number  5430     
3M(TM) Squeak Reduction Tape 5430 Transparent, 1 inch
3M(TM) Squeak Reduction Tape 5430 Transparent, 1 inch
Our 3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 5430 is a transparent UHMW polyethylene film tape with an acrylic adhesive. It is commonly used to control squeaks and rattles due to vibration or wear of metal and plastic parts.
  • Translucent, abrasion resistant backing provides long wear life and will outwear most PTFE tapes in sliding applications
  • UHMW polyethylene backing reduces and helps eliminate noise and vibration
  • Low coefficient of friction for applications requiring slick surface
  • High-tack acrylic adhesive provides strong initial bond for fast results and less down time
  • Excellent adhesion to many painted metal and plastic surfaces
  • Liner ideal for fabrication and die cutting into various lengths and shapes
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Helping Make Life a bit More Peaceful
3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 5430 is often used in the automotive industry to help control squeaks and rattles due to vibration or wear of metal and plastic materials. This UHMW-PE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) film tape provides good chemical resistance and excellent abrasion resistance that helps ensure a long wear life. 3M™ Squeak Reduction Tape 5430 is mounted on a liner, making it easy to die-cut to meet the demands of specific applications. It is ideal for applications requiring a low coefficient of friction and the movement of parts and/or materials.

Recommended Applications
  • Noise reduction on automotive instrument panels and interiors
  • Noise reduction between rim fascia and painted metal
  • Noise reduction on doors
  • Help protect plastic and metal chutes, guide rails and containers from wear
  • Industrial sliding or wear applications

The Science Behind Our Tape
The effectiveness of 3M™ UHMW-PE Film Tape 5421 lies in its Ultra-High Molecular Weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) backing. UHMW-PE is a thermoplastic that has a unique combination of properties, such as exceptional hardness and low surface energy. The ultra-high molecular weight of this tape significantly reduces friction to create an effective solution for anti-stick and easy-release requirements. The abrasion resistance of UHMW-PE is greater than PTFE and increases as the molecular weight increases.

The extraordinary durability and versatility of UHMW-PE is used by designers and engineers in many industries worldwide. UHMW-PE based products offer a host of exceptional attributes that include high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and one of the highest impact strength ratings of any thermoplastic. These attributes make them ideal for tough impact wear or sliding applications. The low coefficient of friction characteristic is surpassed only by PTFE; however, UHMW-PE tape has superior abrasion resistance. Our exceptional science and engineering of products provide long-lasting performance and successful solutions.


 Adhesion Strength‎‎ 75 oz/in
 Adhesion Strength (metric)‎‎ 82 N/100mm
 Adhesive Type‎‎ Acrylic
 Applications‎‎ Reducing Hood Hinge Noise
 Backing Material‎‎ UHMW-PE
 Backing Thickness‎‎ 5 mil
 Backing Thickness (metric)‎‎ 0.13 mm
 Brand‎‎ 3M
 Color‎‎ Transparent
 Consumer Label‎‎ No
 Elongation‎‎ 175 Percent
 Industries‎‎ Transportation,‎ Specialty Vehicle,‎ Metalworking,‎ Automotive,‎ Military & Government,‎ General Industrial,‎ Appliance,‎ Electronics,‎ Aerospace
 Length‎‎ 36 Linear Yard
 Length (Metric)‎‎ 32.91 m
 Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)‎‎ 107 Degree Celsius
 Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)‎‎ 225 Degree Fahrenheit
 Minimum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)‎‎ -30 Degree Fahrenheit
 Primary Liner‎‎ 55# Densified Kraft Paper
 Product Form‎‎ Roll
 Shelf Life in Months (from date of manufacture)‎‎ 18
 Tape Thickness‎‎ 7 Milli-inch (mil)
 Tensile Strength‎‎ 40 lb/in
 Tensile Strength (metric)‎‎ 696 N/100mm
 Width‎‎ 0.25 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 6.35 mm