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Protex® 5

4-5 mil latex saturated paper. Paper printed in red ink: SCRATCHES CAUSE REJECTIONS — HANDLE WITH CARE

Products in Stock

AEROTAPESouthwest Paper Company

12″, 16″, 24″16″

Substrate: Paper


Used on various surfaces to include exterior aluminum skins in the aerospace industry. After applications, tape can be routed, drilled, countersunk and riveted. Used on bare metal, titanium, stainless steel and painted surfaces. Liner allows the product to be die-cut if desired.

Surface Sensitivity


Typical Properties – Backing

Basis wt., lbs/3000 sq. ft. 42-49
Thickness, mils 4.1-5.1
Tensile strength, lbs/inch M.D. 12.7 min
Elongation, % M.D. 6.0 min
Elmendorf tear, grams, M.D. 56 min
C.D. 56 min

Typical Properties – Adhesive

Base Natural latex
Adhesion to steel, oz/inch width 17-22 (-3/+4) (At time of manufacture)
PSTC-1 (Modified)

Typical Properties – Liner


Standard Sizes Available

36″ x 60 yds, 48″ x 60 yds

Protex® 5 – Product Information Sheet (PDF)


Application Surface Metals
Application Surface Plastics
Application Surface Glass
Application Surface Painted Surfaces
Thickness 5 MIL
Adhesion Level Medium
Heat Tolerance Range No heat applied
Heat Tolerance Range 100° - 150° F
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