• Description for 3M 371

    An industrial packaging tape used for box sealing, splicing, recouperage and other packaging applications.

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    Application Type Bond, Seal
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Steel
    Industry Splicing
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Hot melt rubber-resin
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Blue, Tan, Green, Orange, Red, Clear, White, Yellow
    Other Resistance split resistance
    Key Specifications FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and/or CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency): Meets FDA requirements for indirect food contact
  • Technical Data for 3M 371

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
      • Steel
      • Other - fiberboard
    • Industry
      • Industrial
      • Splicing
      • Packaging - Other packaging applications
      • Other - Box sealing, Recouperage
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Hot melt rubber-resin
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - hand held manual dispensers, semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Blue
      • Brown - Tan
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
      • Green
      • Orange
      • Red
      • White
      • Yellow
    • Key Specifications
      • FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and/or CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency): Acceptable - Meets FDA requirements for indirect food contact
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 68 to 77
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 45 (oz/in.), 40 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tear Strength (piw) Edge tear resistance
    Tensile Strength (psi) 22 (lbs./in.), 44 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Other Resistance split resistance
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 160 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details 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
  • Best Practices for 3M 371

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    1. Application

      Application of Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 371 is most easily accomplished at room temperature. At colder temperatures, approaching 32°F (0°C), the adhesive becomes more firm. Once applied, Scotch® Tape 371 performs well throughout the normal temperature ranges typically encountered by packaged products in shipping and storage environments.

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General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
45 (oz/in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
40 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
22 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Machine Direction, width
44 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Cross Direction, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
160 % ASTM D-3759 (at Break)