• Description for 3M 372

    Performance packaging tape used for box sealing, splicing, recooperage and other demanding packaging applications.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Steel, Stainless Steel
    Industry Splicing
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Hot Melt rubber Resin
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Tan, Clear
    Other Resistance Split resistant
  • Technical Data for 3M 372

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Splicing
      • Packaging - Other Demanding Packaging Applications
      • Other - Recooperage, Box Sealing
    • Chemistry
      • Tape Backing - Biaxially oriented polypropylene film
      • 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
      • Brown - Tan
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 68 to 77 Room Temperature
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 45 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tear Strength (piw) High edge tear resistance
    Tensile Strength (psi) 26 (lbs./in.), 52 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Other Resistance Split resistant
    Elongation (%) 160 Test Method
    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., 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) 104 to 176, 40 to 80
    Shelf Life Type Shelf Life Type, From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
  • Best Practices for 3M 372

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    1. Application

      Application of Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 372 is most easily accomplished at room temperature. At colder temperatures, approaching 32°F (0°C), the adhesive becomes more firm. Once applied, Scotch® Tape 372 performs well throughout the normal temperature ranges typically encountered by packaged products in shipping and storage environments.

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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
26 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Machine Direction, 455 N/100 mm width
52 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759 Cross Direction, 910 N/100 mm width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
45 (oz./in.) Stainless Steel ASTM D-3330, 49.3 N/100mm
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
160 % ASTM D-3759 (at Break)