Production Application Procedures

NOTE: Settings for one machine may not necessarily apply to other machines even if machines are identical brands, models, etc. Set up of each machine is normally required.

A. After proper bonding is obtained, prepare a sewn seam of the type planned for actual production. At no time should a silicone spray or other type of lubricant be used anywhere that might come in contact with seam area of fabric or tape. Presence of any silicones or lubricants will prevent adhesion. All threads must be cut flush. Be very careful not to crease fabric or seam tape. This could result in forming a channel for water to follow, causing a leak. After sample is prepared, check taped seam for hydrostatic resistance. Fabric with sewn and taped seam should be clamped in a hydrostatic pressure tester and tested at 3PSI for 2 minutes. This is sufficient for virtually all intended uses.

B. Use the oldest tape first to maintain inventory procedures. If stored according to directions, tape should remain usable for many years. Unlike some other seam tapes, with Seam Seal seam tape there is no automatic expiry date.

C. After seam has been taped, do not fold item or allow tape to come in contact with anything else until tape has cooled. Otherwise, unintentional bonding may result which could damage the item.