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3M Packaging Tapes, Envelopes and Accessories

The full job of a package is containment, protection and communication. The right tapes and other accessories can help your packages get to your customers intact.


From Your Dock to the Customer’s Door

From tapes designed for specific situations to packing list envelopes and other packaging accessories we can give both you and your customers more confidence that what you ship is what they receive.

Scotch® and Tartan® Box Sealing Tapes by Category

  • Acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives applied to a tape backing provide excellent adhesion over a broad range of temperatures and substrates.

  • A hot melt synthetic rubber adhesive is applied to a tape backing so that when it cools it makes an excellent quick-stick adhesive with good hold for recycled corrugate.

  • When moistened, the cornstarch-based adhesive interacts with porous surfaces to form a powerful bond that shows immediately if tampered with before delivery.

  • More recycling means shorter fibers that require a tackier tape to hold well – these tapes are designed specifically for recycled corrugated cartons.

  • Can be applied at freezer and refrigerator temperatures (20°-50°F) and once applied performs well below freezing temperatures.

  • Logos and other promotional messages identify your packages to help you stand out from competitors and won’t rub off during transit.

  • Printed messages tell customers to inspect seals and packaging and help reduce the risk of theft during shipping.

  • Engineered to meet virtually any box closing, palletizing, strapping, bundling and reinforcing challenge.

  • Splicing and bundling tapes with high-temp versions for processes that have a bake cycle, suitable for hand tearing or machine dispensing.

  • Designed for excellent handling and quick stick to a variety of substrates as well as easy opening when used as a closure.

Tape Backing and Adhesive Selection Guide

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Featured Products

  • Image of a roll of Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 375+, designed for heavy-weight materials

    Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 370

    Scotch® Packaging Tape 370 is a general purpose packaging tape used for carton sealing, splicing, recouperage and other packaging applications. This tape has a conformable backing and a consistent pressure sensitive hot melt synthetic rubber adhesive system.

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  •  Image of a roll of Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 371+, designed for flexibility and conformability

    Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 371+

    This industrial-grade packing tape closes a wide variety of boxes and materials including recycled corrugate, fiberboard and liner paper. Designed specifically for flexibility and conformability to seal edges and rough surfaces, this hot melt tape also offers quick stick to a variety of surfaces and resists abrasion, moisture and scuffing. Easy to dispense manually or with 3M-Matic™ case sealers.

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    Download the Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 371+ Brochure (PDF, 3.43 MB)

  • Image  of a roll of Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+, designed for cold-temperature application

    Tartan(R) Box Sealing Tape 309

    Tartan™ Box Sealing Tape 309 is a general purpose packing tape that is suitable for light weight applications specifically in the food and beverage industry. The polypropylene film backing is easy to handle and resists abrasion, moisture and scuffing. The consistent and reliable backing easily conforms around edges and on rough surfaces for a tight seal.It offers good edge tear and split resistance and meets FDA guidelines for indirect food contact. It offers quick stick to a variety of surfaces and resists abrasion, moisture and scuffing. Easy to dispense manually or with 3M-Matic™ case sealers.

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Packaging Envelopes and Accessories

  • Image of assorted sizes of peel-and-stick packing list envelopes
    Packing List Envelopes

    Convenient peel-and-stick document protection with non-printed and standard message options.

  • Image of a roll of high-clarity label protection tape
    Label Protection Tapes

    High-clarity tapes protect labels while adhering to a wide range of substrates.

  • Strong adhesive edges frame a large, clear non-adhesive area in the center.

Other Packaging Solutions

  • How do you get your packages securely sealed, out the door and into the hands of your customers in the fastest, most efficient manner? It starts with 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers. For 50 years, packaging facilities everywhere have relied on these productivity-enhancing solutions for consistent, efficient case sealing, day after day.

  • Hand-held tape dispensers are an essential tool wherever products are processed, repackaged or prepared for distribution, including warehouses, industrial plants, e-commerce shipping operations and retail distribution outlets. 3M box-sealing products can be found in a weight and size for nearly every production requirement.

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