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3M 3850 Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape

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Product Description

3M Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape holds strong on all box types, including 100% recycled boxes. It's even guaranteed to stay sealed. The strong, tough, solvent free hot melt adhesive locks in your heavy duty contents and locks out everything else. You don’t need layers of tape to get the job done-just one strip at a time-so you save time. Your heavy packages can bear the weight and stay sealed through it all with Scotch Heavy Duty packaging tape.

Features & Benefits

  • Heavy duty seal, even through rough handling
  • You don't need layers of tape to get the job done - just one strip - so you save time
  • Your heavy packages can bear the weight and stay sealed through it all
  • Meets U.S. Postal Regulations for Standard Packages
  • Provides excellent holding power for heavy-duty packaging and shipping
  • Strong seal on all box types, including hard-to-stick-to 100% recycled boxes
  • Strong, durable solvent-free hot melt adhesive seals and protects
  • Release coating makes unwind easy. resists slivering, splitting and tearing
  • Scotch brand’s strongest clear-to-the-core packaging tape
  • Made locally, with globally sourced materials
  • Clear backing and instant adhesion
  • Guaranteed to stay sealed (If Your Box Does Not Stay Sealed, 3M Will Refund The Purchase Price Of This Tape. Proof Of Purchase Required. Contact: 1-800-3Mhelps)
* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.

 

Technical Information

3M 3850 Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape
  • Carrier/Backing: polypropylene (PP) film
  • Adhesive: synthetic rubber/resin   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 3.1 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Color Family: Transparent
  • Dispenser: No
  • Product Category: Tapes Packaging Tapes and Supplies
  • Sub Category: Moving & Storage Tape, Shipping Tape, Moving Tape
  • Core: 1-1/2 inch or 3 inch core
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

3850 Standard sizes

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

1.88 in. x 54.6 yds. / 4 rolls with 2 dispensers

Actual Size: 1.8192mm x 54.6 yds. / 4 rolls with 2 dispensers

3850-4-2RD

UPC = 638060267028
6

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 30 Items)

$18.49

$17.99
a 3% discount

$17.98
a 3% discount

$17.97
a 3% discount

N/A

$107.94

$107.88

$107.82

1.88 in. x 54.6 yds. / 4 rolls with 4 dispensers

Actual Size: 1.8192mm x 54.6 yds. / 4 rolls with 4 dispensers

3850-4RD-6GC

UPC = 051131863620
6

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 30 Items)

$20.99

$20.47
a 2% discount

$20.30
a 3% discount

$20.13
a 4% discount

N/A

$122.82

$121.80

$120.78

1.88 in. x 54.6 yds. / 8-pack

Actual Size: 1.8192mm x 54.6 yds. / 8-pack

3850-6-2BR

UPC = 051131677746
6

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 30 Items)

$29.69

$28.64
a 4% discount

$28.41
a 4% discount

$28.17
a 5% discount

N/A

$171.84

$170.46

$169.02

1.88 in. x 60 yds. / 2 rolls with 1 dispenser

Actual Size: 1.8192mm x 55m / 2 rolls with 1 dispenser

3850-542STMP

UPC = 051131861626
7

Single Item (1-6 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (7-20 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (21-34 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 35 Items)

$16.98

$15.99
a 6% discount

$15.98
a 6% discount

$15.97
a 6% discount

N/A

$111.93

$111.86

$111.79

1.88 in. x 800 in. on Dispenser

Actual Size: 1.8192mm x 800 in. on Dispenser

142

UPC = 051131642041
36

Single Item (1-35 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (36-107 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (108-179 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 180 Items)

$2.99

$2.29
a 23% discount

$2.27
a 24% discount

$2.25
a 25% discount

N/A

$82.44

$81.72

$81.00

1.88 in. x 800 in. on Dispenser / 6-pack

Actual Size: 1.8192mm x 800 in. on Dispenser / 6-pack

142-6

UPC = 051131862838
6

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 30 Items)

$13.74

$13.04
a 5% discount

$12.94
a 6% discount

$12.83
a 7% discount

N/A

$78.24

$77.64

$76.98

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User Reviews

3M 3850 Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape
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
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