Masking Tape Goes Green for High Performance and High Heat

Posted on 7/7/2020 6:43:07 AM By ASC

With particular focus on industrial, automotive, and speciality vehicle assembly sectors, 3M has shined the green light on masking tape precision and adherence in paint bake operations where surfaces reach temperatures as high as 250°F (121°C) for as long as 30 minutes. To meet the requirements the company has added a new high performance masking tape to their range, and have colored it green.

According to the company, green was chosen for the crepe paper backing over the tan or off-white colors traditionally associated with masking tape, in order to make the tape more visible and therefore increase the accuracy of the paint lines when masking. To further support accuracy levels, the tape is also designed to resist bleed-through. 

The company reports that the proprietary solvent-free adhesive used on the masking tape allows for rapid adherence to a wide range of substrates including plastic, metal, rubber moldings and glass, while at the same time the crepe paper backing ensures conformity with irregular or curved surfaces and keeps the tape in place around corners. On completion of the painting, the tape can be removed in one piece without leaving residue.   

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