• Description for 3M 311

    A general purpose box sealing tape designed specifically for utility type applications on light to medium weight boxes.

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    Application Type Bond, Seal
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form sealing tape
    Substrate Steel
    Industry General purpose box sealing
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic, No Solvent For Activation
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Fluorescent Good aging in sunlight, Fuorescent Lighting
    Color Tan, Clear
    Aging Resistance Good aging in sunlight or fluorescent lighting
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Good performance over broad temperature
    Other Resistance Split resistant
  • Technical Data for 3M 311

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape - sealing tape
    • Substrate
      • Steel
      • Other - fiberboard, Adheres instantly to a variety of surface
    • Industry
      • Industrial
      • General Purpose - General purpose box sealing
      • Other - Fiberboard boxes
    • Chemistry
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - Hand Held Manual Dispensers, Semi-Automatic and Fully Automatic Equipment is available
      • Contact
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Brown - Tan
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 32 to 50
    Fluorescent Good aging in sunlight, Fuorescent Lighting
    Work / Pot Time (min) Long
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 22 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tear Strength (piw) Edge tear resistance
    Tensile Strength (psi) 25 (lbs./in.), 40 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Aging Resistance Good aging in sunlight or fluorescent lighting
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Good performance over broad temperature
    Other Resistance Split resistant
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 125 Test Method
    Flexibility Conformable backing
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage Conditions: Store in a clean, dry place. Temperature of 40-80°F (4-26°C) and 40 to 50% relative humidity are recommended.;To obtain best performance, use this product within 18 months from date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 40 to 80
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
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    1. Application

      An extensive line of application equipment including hand held manual dispensers and semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment is available. Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311 has been applied to fiberboard boxes with good results at refrigeration temperatures of 32°F to 50°F (0°C to 10°C). Once applied, Scotch® Tape 311 performs well on fiberboard boxes subjected to temperatures below 32°F (0°C).

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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
25 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Machine Direction, width
40 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Cross Direction, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
22 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
125 % D-3759 (at Break)