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3M Scotch R3287 Repulpable Heavy Duty Double-Sided Tape [Recyclable]

3M Scotch R3287 Repulpable Heavy Duty Double-Sided Tape [Recyclable]

Product Description

3M R3287 Repulpable Heavy Duty Double-Sided Tape is a white tissue paper tape coated with a high tack, high shear strength, repulpable adhesive on both sides (AKA double-coated). This tape has an easy release, repulpable liner for ease of use in manual, semi-automated, and automated dispensing applications. It is an ideal choice for various core starting, roll closing, temporary pull through splicing on coated and uncoated papers and cellulosic materials, zero speed splicing at sheeting and other paper converting operations, tabbing. The product itself is completely recyclable. Even the liner can be recycled since it will break down in water.

Features & Benefits

  • Repulpable: water and alkali dispersibility helps eliminate the risk of contaminating paper mill broke with non-repulpable material; meets or exceeds TAPPI UM-213 procedure A.
  • High tack adhesive ensures fast, easy and reliable core starting to help increase productivity.
  • High shear strength produces high strength splices with improved runnability.
  • Stable product construction delivers reliable performance in all climates: tape works in cold and dry to hot and humid environments.
  • Meets the requirements of indirect food additive regulations as described under 21 CFR 176.170 and 21 CFR 176.180.


Technical Information

3M Scotch R3287 Repulpable Heavy Duty Double-Sided Tape
  • Standards Met: 21 CFR 176.170; 21 CFR 176.180
  • Carrier/Backing: tissue paper
  • Adhesive: repulpable   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: white paper
  • Thickness: 5.4 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 400°F
  • Core: 3" diameter neutral
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll 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).

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Question & Answers

3M Scotch R3287 Repulpable Heavy Duty Double-Sided Tape [Recyclable]
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.
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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