3M High Performance Masking Tape (232)

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  • Quantity
    View "Full Pricing Table" below for details including case sizes and volume pricing.
  • Color
    Natural
  • Size
    Purchased Most Frequently: 1/2 in. x 60 yds. (Natural)
  • Price
    $ Price/photo will update once Color & Size chosen.
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Product Description

3M 232 High Performance Masking Tape is a versatile masking tape intended for use in painting applications to provide clean lines with little to no bleeding, and simple removal. The flexible crepe backing is easy to tear, resists slivering, is easy to mold to corners/curves and can be taken off in one piece in normal operating temperatures. This backing also contains a solvent resistant saturant that helps resist paint bleed against latex and oil-based paints. The natural rubber adhesive bonds well to paper, metal, wood, and painted surfaces with reliable holding power that does not leave residue behind.

Uses & Applications

  • Painting
  • Labelling
  • Temporary Holding
  • Patching
Country of Origin: Canada.

 

Technical Information

3M High Performance Masking Tape (232)
  • Carrier/Backing: crepe paper
  • Adhesive: rubber   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 6.3 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 37 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 27 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 250°F
  • Elongation: 8%
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Country of Origin: Canada
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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232 Standard sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

1/2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 12mm x 55m

232/ 0560

UPC = 021200028526
72

Single Item (1-71 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (72-359 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (360-719 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 720 Items)

$7.94

$7.22
a 9% discount

$7.16
a 10% discount

$7.10
a 11% discount

N/A

$519.84

$515.52

$511.20

3/4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 18mm x 55m

232/ 07560

UPC = 021200028533
48

Single Item (1-47 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (48-239 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (240-479 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 480 Items)

$10.40

$9.64
a 7% discount

$9.56
a 8% discount

$9.48
a 9% discount

N/A

$462.72

$458.88

$455.04

232 Special Order Sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 48mm x 55m

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
232/ 260

UPC = 051115173233
24

Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (24, 48, 72, ... Items)

5 - 9 Cases (120, 144, 168, ... Items)

10+ Cases (240, 264, 288, ... Items)

$25.09

$24.08
a 4% discount

$23.88
a 5% discount

$23.68
a 6% discount

N/A

$577.92

$573.12

$568.32

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Special Order Policies

  • Special orders are non-returnable (and non-cancelable if materials have been already ordered or cut before the cancellation request was received).
  • Special order sizes often ship direct from our supplier so will not arrive together with stocked products.

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User Reviews

Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
acrylic
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
silicone
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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