• Description for 3M 897

    A glass-filament-reinforced tape suitable for light to medium duty strapping, bundling, and reinforcing applications. Scotch® Tape 897 has a synthetic rubber resin adhesive with good adhesion to most fiberboard surfaces and to a variety of plastic and metal surfaces.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Glass-filament-reinforced tape
    Substrate Metal surfaces, Variety of plastic, Steel
    Industry Clear display of graphics, Clear display of graphics
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Synthetic rubber, Polypropylene film
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Clear
    Key Specifications UL recognized 969 file MH26206
  • Technical Data for 3M 897

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape - Glass-filament-reinforced tape
    • Substrate
      • Metal - Metal surfaces
      • Steel
      • Plastic - Variety of plastic
      • Other - Most fiberboard surfaces
    • Industry
      • Displays - Clear display of graphics
      • Industrial
      • Printing and Graphics - Clear display of graphics
      • Other - Light to medium duty strapping, Bundling, Reinforcing , Allows printing and illustrations to be seen through the tape. , Maximizes package performance when exposed to outdoor and humid environments., Less tape needed for applications, Artwork, Other important messages
    • Chemistry
      • Synthetic Rubber
      • Other - Polypropylene film
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - hand-held dispensers
      • Contact
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    • Key Specifications
      • UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) - UL recognized 969 file MH26206
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 68 to 77
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) Good, 50 (oz./in.), Good holding with minimum amount of tape, Hold with minimum rubdown, Initial adhesion Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) Good
    Tensile Strength (psi) High, 170 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Abrasion Resistance abrasion resistance
    Environmental Resistance Maximizes package performance when exposed to outdoor and humid environments
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance moisture resistant
    Elongation (%) 4 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage Conditions: Store behind present stock. Store in a clean, dry place. Temperature of 40-80°F (4-26°C) and 40 to 50% relative humidity are recommended. Rotate your stock.;Shelf Life: 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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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
170 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
50 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Good holding with minimum amount of tape
Hold with minimum rubdown
Initial adhesion
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
4 % ASTM D-3759 (at Break)