Glass tadpole tape


  • Tadpole tapes custom manufactured to a variety of  configurations to meet varied service conditions.
  • They are resilient, non-absorbent gasket tapes formed by wrapping heat-resistant cores with specially treated cover materials.
  • Edges are stitched or cemented together forming the tail structure.
  • Fiberglass tadpole tapes used at 1000F / 537C continuous, If exposed to high temperature 600F (315C) to 1000F (537C) for an extended period of time the fabric may become stiff and brittle.


We can use different finished fabrics to fabricate tadpole tapes, including silicone/vermiculite /graphite coated fiberglass fabrics, silica fabrics, ceramic fiber fabrics, etc.

Tadpole tapes provide effective sealing on light metal flanges or where limited bolting force is available. Because of their softness and conformability they are especially suited for applications where closures rest on the packing bulb. 

Common application 

Used as a gasket or seal for access doors and gate valves and other applications.