3M™ 5423 UHMW Film Tape Transparent

3M 5423 UHMW Film Tape Transparent

Code: 3M 5423 / Category: Specialty Film Tapes


The 3M 5423 UHMW Film Tape Transparent is a high-quality tape designed for industrial applications where transparency is essential. It features a transparent Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene film backing that provides excellent abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction, and high impact strength. This tape is commonly used in applications requiring smooth operation, reduced wear, and protection against abrasion and impact, while allowing visibility of underlying surfaces.


  • Transparent Film Backing: Made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene for exceptional durability and performance with transparency.
  • Abrasion Resistance: Provides excellent resistance to abrasion, ensuring long-lasting protection for surfaces.
  • Low Coefficient of Friction: Offers a low coefficient of friction for smooth and quiet operation in various applications.
  • High Impact Strength: Withstands high impact loads, making it suitable for applications where protection against impact is crucial.
  • Chemical Resistance: Resistant to many chemicals, oils, and solvents, ensuring reliable performance in challenging environments.
  • Easy Application: Features a pressure-sensitive adhesive for easy application to a variety of surfaces.


The 3M 5423 UHMW Film Tape Transparent is suitable for various industrial applications requiring transparency and performance, including:

  • Machinery: Used for lining chutes, guides, and wear strips to reduce friction and wear while maintaining visibility.
  • Conveyors: Applied to conveyor belts and rollers to reduce friction and prevent sticking while allowing visual inspection.
  • Agriculture: Used in agricultural equipment to protect surfaces from abrasion and impact while maintaining visibility.
  • Automotive: Applied to automotive components to reduce friction and noise and protect against wear while allowing inspection of underlying components.
  • Packaging: Used in packaging machinery to reduce friction and ensure smooth operation while allowing visibility of packaged items.

Usage Instructions

  1. Clean Surface: Ensure the surface is clean, dry, and free from dust and debris.
  2. Cut Tape: Cut the tape to the desired length using scissors or a utility knife.
  3. Apply Tape: Apply the tape to the surface, pressing firmly to ensure good adhesion.
  4. Smooth Application: Smooth out the tape to remove any air bubbles and ensure proper adhesion.
  5. Allow Adhesion: Allow the adhesive to bond with the surface for optimal performance.
  6. Inspect: Periodically inspect the tape for signs of wear or damage and replace as needed.


The 3M 5423 UHMW Film Tape Transparent offers a transparent and durable solution for various industrial applications requiring abrasion resistance, low friction, and high impact strength while maintaining visibility of underlying surfaces. Its UHMW polyethylene film backing provides exceptional performance in reducing wear, protecting surfaces, and ensuring smooth operation. Whether used in machinery, conveyors, agriculture, automotive, or packaging applications, this tape offers reliable performance and long-lasting protection against abrasion and impact while allowing visual inspection.