2975 is used in the plasma spray process—a method of applying thin coatings of metal or high-temperature ceramics to a surface. The coating is sprayed at high pressure and at extreme temperatures. The tape is applied adjacent to areas of parts, which are to be plasma sprayed. 2975 tape protects these areas both from the grit blasting, which is used as a surface preparation, and from the actual plasma spray coating. The aerospace industry is the prime market for the use of plasma spray tapes, specifically, jet engine manufacturers, overhaul centers, major airline maintenance centers, Air Force Bases, and Naval Air Rework Facilities (NARF’S).
2975 tape is designed to withstand both the punishing abrasion of grit blasting and the extreme temperatures/pressures associated with the plasma spray process. The adhesive of 2975 is a high-temperature silicone, which allows the product to withstand continuously temperatures up to 500F and also prevents tape slippage after application. 2975 tape has excellent strength and flexibility, which allows for easy wrapping of complex shapes and minimizes wrinkling during the flexing of cables.