3M 375 Scotch Box Sealing Tape [High Performance Grade]
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Color/Size: CLEAR 2 in. x 55 yds.
3M Scotch 375 Box Sealing Tape is 3M's best performer in their Scotch brand packaging tape line. Securely closes a wide variety of boxes and cartons, including those with high recycled content. The polypropylene backing resists abrasion, moisture, chemicals and scuffing to hold strong throughout the shipping process. Conformable backing flexes under stress for a tight seal.
Features & Benefits
- Ideal for tightly sealing over-packed and heavy-weight packages.
- Adhesive sticks to a variety of surfaces on contact, including recycled content.
- Backing resists nicks, abrasions, moisture and scuffing for lasting hold.
- Easily conforms around edges and on rough surfaces for a tight seal.
Made in the U.S.
3M 375 Scotch Box Sealing Tape
- Standards Met: Meets CID A-A-1684B and ASTM D5486 Type III; Considered water-resistant as per ASTM D5570; FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21
- Carrier/Backing: biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film
- Adhesive: hot melt synthetic rubber resin? How are adhesives different?
- Thickness: 3.1 mils (carrier, adhesive) 2 mils (carrier) What is mil thickness?
- Adhesion: 55 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
- Tensile Strength: 35 pounds per inch (longitudinal) 70 pounds per inch (transverse)
- Elongation: 160%
- Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
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).
375 Standard sizes
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2 in. x 55 yds.
Actual Size: 48mm x 50m
UPC = 021200724060
Single Roll (1-35 Rolls)
1 - 4 Cases (36-179 Rolls)
5 - 9 Cases (180-359 Rolls)
10+ Cases (>= 360 Rolls)
a 6% discount
a 7% discount
a 9% discount
3 in. x 55 yds.
Actual Size: 72mm x 50m
UPC = 685646491063
Single Roll (1-23 Rolls)
1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Rolls)
5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Rolls)
10+ Cases (>= 240 Rolls)
a 3% discount
a 4% discount
a 16% discount
Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths
5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:
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
- 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.
Question & Answers
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).
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 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