Scotch 3 High Performance Box Sealing Tape

Scotch 3 High Performance Box Sealing Tape
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Scotch
®
High Performance
Box Sealing Tape
373
Technical Data
January, 2011
Product Description
Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 373 is a high performance packaging tape used for box
sealing, splicing, recouperage and other demanding packaging applications. This
product has a heavy duty, conformable backing and the most consistent pressure
sensitive hot melt adhesive system available. This time proven construction assures
high performance in a wide range of environments and applications.
Construction
Backing
Adhesive
Colors
Biaxially oriented
polypropylene film
Pressure sensitive hot
melt rubber-resin
Blue, clear, green,
orange, red, tan,
white, and yellow
Typical Physical
Properties
Note: The following technical information and data should be considered representative
or typical only, and should not be used for specification purposes.
ASTM Test Method
Features
Adhesion to Steel:
50 oz./in. width (55 N/100 mm width)
D-3330
Tensile Strength:
Machine Direction:
Cross Direction:
30 lbs./in. width (525 N/100 mm width)
60 lbs./in. width (1050 N/100 mm width)
D-3759
D-3759
Elongation at Break:
160%
D-3759
Thickness - Backing:
Total:
1.6 mil (0.041 mm)
2.5 mil (0.064 mm)
D-3652
D-3652
Holding Power to Fiberboard:
8,000 + minutes
D-3654
• Meets CID A-A-1684B.
• Adheres instantly to most surfaces including cartons containing high levels of
recycled content.
• Heavy duty, conformable backing with higher edge tear and split resistance.
• Meets FDA requirements for indirect food contact.
Available Sizes
Standard Widths:
Core Size (ID):
Lengths:
36 mm, 42 mm, 48 mm, 60 mm, 72 mm
Custom widths available upon request.
3 in.
50 m, 411 m, 914 m, 1500 m
®
Scotch High Performance Box Sealing Tape
373
Application Techniques
An extensive line of application equipment including hand held manual dispensers
and semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment is available. Application of
Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 373 is most easily accomplished at room temperature. At
colder temperatures, approaching 32°F (0°C), the adhesive becomes more firm. Once
applied, Scotch® Tape 373 performs well throughout the normal temperature ranges
typically encountered by packaged products in shipping and storage environments.
Storage Conditions
Store in a clean, dry place. Temperature of 40-80°F (4-26°C) and 40 to 50% relative
humidity are recommended.
Shelf Life
To obtain best performance, use this product within 18 months from date of
manufacture.
Technical Information
The technical information, recommendations and other statements contained in this document are
based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable, but the accuracy or completeness of such
information is not guaranteed.
Product Use
Many factors beyond 3M’s control and uniquely within user’s knowledge and control can affect the use
and performance of a 3M product in a particular application. Given the variety of factors that can affect
the use and performance of a 3M product, user is solely responsible for evaluating the 3M product and
determining whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s method of application.
Warranty,
Limited Remedy,
and Disclaimer
Unless an additional warranty is specifically stated on the applicable 3M product packaging or product
literature, 3M warrants that each 3M product meets the applicable 3M product specification at the time
3M ships the product. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OR CONDITION ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE.
If the 3M product does not conform to this warranty, then the sole and exclusive remedy is, at 3M’s
option, replacement of the 3M product or refund of the purchase price.
Limitation of Liability
Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M product,
whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted,
including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability.
ISO 9001: 2008
This Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division product was manufactured under a 3M quality system registered to ISO 9001: 2008 standards.
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Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division
3M Center, Building 225-3S-06
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
800-362-3550 • 877-369-2923 (Fax)
www.3M.com/industrial
Recycled Paper
40% pre-consumer
10% post-consumer
Scotch is a registered trademark of 3M.
Printed in U.S.A.
©3M 2011 70071002409 (1/11)
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