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For over 25 years TUFF TEMP CORP. has been the world's leading manufacturer of high temperature resistant Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Kevlar Ropes. 

TUFF TEMP Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes are used as a spiral wrap on the quench rolls of horizontal tempering ranges. Our TUFF TEMP Roller Tapes and Ropes are used to help convey and protect the hot glass during the rapid cool down process.

During the thermal tempering process glass is heated up in the range at temperatures nearing the melting point. Soon thereafter the glass exits the furnace and is rapidly quenched with cool air to strengthen it.  As the glass exits the furnace it is conveyed over a series of cold metal rollers. These quench rollers are spirally wrapped with our TUFF TEMP Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes or Ropes, to prevent the still hot glass from picking up unacceptable thermal checks.

Today, TUFF TEMP Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes are supplied to most of the world's largest horizontal tempering range manufacturers.  Our customers include the leading horizontal tempering range OEM's in all corners of the world. In addition to supplying the OEM's, TUFF TEMP CORP. also directly supplies numerous secondary glass tempering companies.  Our global customers include many of the world's largest flat glass manufacturers as well as many small and mid-size companies as well.  Whether a multi-billion dollar multinational company, or a small local startup, all TUFF TEMP customers are treated with the highest level of customer service.

TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes have become the industry standard for flat glass manufacturers and horizontal tempering range OEM's because our Tapes and Ropes have consistently proven to offer unmatched wear life and durability.

In addition to superior wear life, TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and square braided Kevlar Ropes offer several performance advantages over other competing roller wrap materials:

Competing roller wrap materials that are round braided ropes, tend to flatten out and get elliptical, especially when running heavier weight glass.  This usually leads to uneven roller heights throughout the quench section, causing the glass to skew during processing. TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes and square braided Kevlar Ropes resist deformation and maintain a consistent roller height throughout the range, even after extended use with running heavier weight glass.   

  • TUFF TEMP's dense woven and square braided constructions offer superior durability, and highly resists deformation
  • Using only mechanically enhanced Kevlar yarns, all TUFF TEMP Oven Roller Tapes and Ropes are completely non-marking on the glass.

Most competing roller wrap materials that utilize a shinier filament-based Aramid or Aramid blended yarn, tend to leave unacceptable oil marks on many sensitive glass types.

TUFF TEMP woven Kevlar Oven Roller Tapes are manufactured and supplied in three different standard sizes to meet your tempering needs. Also available is our "TUFFCORD" 5.5 mm x 5.5 mm braided square Rope. Noted below for your review, are the part numbers (Pattern), width and thickness specifications for each of our TUFF TEMP Tapes and Ropes

Pattern Number



Order Qty.


1/2 inch
 (12.7 mm +0 / -1.20 mm)

1/4 inch
 (4.6 mm +/- 0.30 mm)

450 Feet
 (137.2 meters)


3/8 inch
 (9.5 mm +/- 0.8 mm)

1/8 inch
 (4 mm)*

500 Feet
 (152.4 meters)


5/16 inch
 (8 mm +/- 0.8 mm)

1/8 inch
 (4 mm)*

500 Feet
 (152.4 meters)


5.5 mm x 5.5 mm

Square Braided Rope

426 Feet
(130 meters)


6 mm OD

Round Braided Rope

500 Feet
(152 meters)


9 mm OD

Round Braided Rope

500 Feet
(152 meters)

* Nominal

Custom sizes are also available upon request.

It is TUFF TEMP CORP.'s policy to maintain sufficient levels of inventory in each of our roller tape and rope products, enabling us to provide quick turnaround times on your deliveries.

Please feel free to contact one of our qualified Sales Engineers to discuss your particular hot end application. It is our pleasure to provide you with No Charge Samples of our roller tapes to test on your horizontal tempering range so that we can prove our value, and help you improve the productivity of your manufacturing process

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