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3M’s new tape seals the deal for food and beverage packaging

The chilly environments for packaging palletized shipments in the food and beverage industries are necessary to preserve perishable goods, but low temperatures can hinder the adhesion of box-sealing tapes. 3M’s latest innovation for a broad range of temperature applications is Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+, which is specifically designed to tightly seal highly recycled corrugated boxes.

Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+ is an industrial packaging tape for box sealing, splicing, recouperage and other demanding packaging applications on light to medium weight boxes. The tack and adhesion of most other tapes fails when temperatures drop to 40?F. Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+ maintains superior hold and adhesive performance in application temperatures +20?F to + 150?F, and operating in -30?F to +150?F, to keep boxes tightly sealed.

“We believe this innovative tape will be the new staple for sealing highly recycled corrugated boxes.” When this tape was applied in shipping plants nationwide under varying climate conditions, the tape exhibited consistently high performance in both cold and damp environments’. This tape is economically priced, yet surpassed competitors when tested for shear and adhesion, sticking nearly 1.5 times better than other box-sealing tapes on the market. Its new colors help to quickly identify the product throughout the distribution channel.