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Carrier & Cover Tape
V-TEK is one of the largest U.S. distributors for major international and domestic brands of carrier and cover tape, as well as related supplies.
Our extensive inventory of tape and supplies allows us to ship same day.
V-TEK provides custom designed carrier tape pockets to your exact device dimensions.
All carrier tape is manufactured in accordance with EIA standards and made from three primary materials:
- Polycarbonate: A black plastic material with tighter tolerances for better part capture. It is used primarily for smaller and thinner electrostatically-sensitive electrical and electronic devices. Polycarbonate carrier tape is available in non-conductive (NCPC), static-dissipative (SDPC), and conductive (CPC) formats.
- Polystyrene: The most commonly used material for carrier tape. It is used for larger components requiring less precise pocket forms. Polystyrene carrier tape is available in static-dissipative (SDPS), and conductive (CPS) formats.
- Paper: Paper tape is used for passive components, typically in the 0201 up to 1210 device size range. It is available in half-punched or press pocket format.
V-TEK stocks cover tapes that are compatible with our carrier tape selections—including heat activated and pressure sensitive—in 8-56mm widths. Wider tape is available upon request.
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