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3M Scotch GM Gripping Tape

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GM Standard sizes


1 in. x 5 yds. (GM400 black)

GM400/ 1512

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (36-71 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 72 Rolls)









1 in. x 5 yds. (GM614 grey)

GM614/ 1512

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (36-71 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 72 Rolls)









1 in. x 5 yds. (GM731 clear)

GM731/ 1512

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (36-71 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 72 Rolls)









1 in. x 72 yds. (GM400 black)

GM400/ 1729

Single Roll (1-8 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (9-26 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (27-53 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 54 Rolls)









1 in. x 72 yds. (GM614 grey)

GM614/ 1729

Single Roll (1-8 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (9-26 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (27-53 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 54 Rolls)









1 in. x 72 yds. (GM731 clear)

GM731/ 1729

Single Roll (1-8 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (9-26 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (27-53 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 54 Rolls)









Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

Product Description

3M Scotch GM Gripping Material Tape consists of a high-friction surface with a thin flexible backing and acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive with liner. The tape can increase traction, reduce slip, and improve grip even in wet, and oily conditions. When used alone on a single surface, 3M gripping material provides a strong secure grip. When mated in a two-part system, for example on a glove and a handlebar grip, strength is maximized. Designed for peel and stick applications. As firmly as 3M gripping material holds, it releases just as easily. Performs across a broad range of temperatures ranges both indoors and outdoors. Markets served include sports, leisure, medical, construction, marine, general industrial, military and government. Based on 3M’s proprietary micro-replicated technology to add thousands of micro gripping fingers on one side of a flexible backing to enhance control and improve gripping performance. will increase holding power while using less force so helps decrease fatigue.

3M GM400 black and GM731 clear are both firm (very high tactility), adhesive backed gripping material which offers abrasion and puncture resistance . They offer very high durability, very high chemical resistance, and very high friction when mated (lower when unmated). 3M GM614 grey is an ultra soft (very low tactility) gripping material which offers some abrasion and puncture resistance. It has lower durability, lower chemical resistance, but offers the highest level of friction when unmated in dry or wet conditions. GM400 black offers very high UV resistance, GM731 clear above average UV resistance, and GM614 grey average UV resistance.

Uses & Applications

  • Truck, forklift, and auto steering wheels.
  • Snow ski poles.
  • Hula hoops.
  • Handrails and wheelchair handles.
  • Smart phone cases.
  • Water sport paddle handles.
  • Bicycle handles.
  • Industrial tool handles and levers.
  • Fishing rods.
  • Power and garden tool handles.
  • Weight lifting equipment handles.
  • Snow blower grips.

Features & Benefits

  • Offers ultra high durability and high coefficient of friction properties when mated and low coefficient of friction when non-mated.
  • Thousands of gripping fingers offer the ability to grip lighter and hold tighter, even in wet and oily conditions.
  • Pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive bonds to a wide variety of surfaces, including hard-to-bond-to surfaces such as low surface energy plastics, powder coated paints, and lightly oiled metals.
  • Slip resistant, vibration dampening, and easy release properties.

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

3M Scotch GM Gripping Tape
  • Adhesive: acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Carrier/Backing: polyester knit/mesh
  • Thickness: 37 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 33 mils (carrier, adhesive) 4 mils (liner)    What is mil thickness?
  • Tensile Strength: 82 pounds per inch (longitudinal) 22 pounds per inch (transverse)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 160°F
  • Weight: 12.9 ounces per square yard
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

AlertRoll Sizes/Widths:

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice- free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

Please contact us to inquire about pricing for full-cut widths (e.g. a 6 inch roll cut to exactly 152mm instead of 144mm).

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3M Scotch GM Gripping Tape
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.
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.
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
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