Magnetic tape starts to lose data within 8 years and can
become totally unreadable within 20 years – eventually the recording is lost
forever. LAST Tape Preservative substantially increases the life of the
tape by providing protection from the environment (moisture) and mechanical
wear. Just one application protects for the life of the tape.
Not a coating – Not a film – Leaves no residue
Moisture and oxidation are the top causes of tape
degradation. They damage the binder of the tape, which is made of acetate or
polyester. LAST Tape Preservative stops that deterioration and stabilizes the
binder. It also dramatically reduces the friction at the tape/head interface –
extending the life of the tape up to 10 times.
LAST Tape Preservative:
reduces data loss from magnetic tape
the binder from deterioration by humidity
the life of heads and guides
tape wear and distortion
tape abrasiveness and scrape flutter
playback performance and high frequency response
tape life by up to 10 times
This kit contains
oz. bottle of Tape Preservative
LAST indicator dots (to mark which tapes have been treated)
This 2 oz. bottle will treat 17-20 tapes that
are 1800 feet long, and 1/4″ wide.