• Description for 3M 373

    A high performance packaging tape used for box sealing, splicing, recouperage and other demanding 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 CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-1684B
  • Technical Data for 3M 373

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Industrial
      • Splicing
      • Packaging - Demanding packaging packaging
      • Other - Box sealing, Recouperage
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Hot melt rubber resin
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - hand held manual dispensers, semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment is available
      • Contact
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Blue
      • Brown - Tan
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
      • Green
      • Orange
      • Red
      • White
      • Yellow
    • Key Specifications
      • CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-1684B
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 68 to 77
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 50 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tear Strength (piw) Tear resistance
    Tensile Strength (psi) 30 (lbs./in.), 60 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Other Resistance Split resistance
    Hardness
    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.;To obtain best performance,use this product within 18 months from date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
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General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
50 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
30 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Machine Direction, width
60 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, Cross Direction, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
160 % D-3759 (at Break)