The new Parafilm® Grafting Tape is similar to the
original Parafilm® M
Laboratory Sealing Film.
The main difference is that the new product contains a bit more polyolefin
and a little bit less wax, therefore the final finished product does not
require a slip sheet between layers of the roll. So in addition to a
convenience factor, associated with the absence of a slip sheet, the product
does exhibit properties that make it somewhat more appealing for grafting
Parafilm® Grafting Tape is an economical, fast and
easy-to-use product that makes plant grafting and budding efforts a
breeze for nursery workers, landscapers and gardeners. Apply the tape
over the usual grafting rubber or tape normally used to hold the union
secure until the graft takes hold. And, it may be enough alone to hold
the scion of some soft-stemmed species in place.
Upper limit for temperature use limit:
We don't recommend the use of Parafilm Grafting Tape above 54°C (130°F) for covering because
it gets sticky. The grafting tape will become softer as it gets warmer. However, we can not state
exactly when the physical properties become too weak for this kind of application. Some geographical
areas in topical climates, such as the Caribbean, should not pose any particular problems, it certainly
will be more humid but that should not have any adverse affects on Parafilm Grafting Tape.
It is waterproof, flexible, stretchable and self-adhering. It allows
gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide, etc.) to pass through, yet offers an
excellent moisture barrier. The combination is perfect for grafting
which requires a barrier to keep moisture in while allowing oxygen and
carbon dioxide to pass through.
The product is available in two different sizes:
Storage conditions: Room temperature
Non-hazardous from stand point of shipping