3M Launches Third Tape in its Recycled Corrugate Tape Portfolio

  3M Launches Third Tape in its Recycled Corrugate Tape Portfolio

  -Expanded product line outperforms existing tapes and enables customers to
                  choose boxes with higher recycled content-

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- May 21, 2013

Known for its innovation and adhesive technologies, 3M is continuing to expand
its line of Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape, with the addition of 3072, an
industrial packaging tape that is designed to deliver performance on today’s
corrugated boxes.

Designed specifically for use with recycled corrugated boxes (which are more
difficult to seal because of shorter, flatter fibers), 3M’s family of Scotch
Recycled Corrugated Tapes are stickier than conventional box sealing tapes. As
a result, the versatile, super-sticky tape will stick to most packaging
material in use today.

“Environmental standards are changing rapidly and companies are constantly
looking for new ways to reduce their costs and improve their environmental
footprint,” said  Brian Kenady, U.S. marketing manager. “3M’s recycled
corrugate tape 3072 is continuing the tradition of this tape portfolio by
making manufacturers’ jobs easier and helping them to keep pace with industry

Scotch recycled corrugate tape 3072 is uniquely formulated for sealing boxes
including more demanding packaging applications. It has a consistent pressure
sensitive, high performance, hot melt synthetic rubber adhesive system and
meets FDA requirements for indirect food contact. It has a strong backing that
provides a secure and durable closure and provides high quality, consistent
performance with easy unwind.

3M’s Recycled Corrugate Tape products can be applied by hand for low volume
packaging with a hand-held tape dispenser or with a 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer for
high productivity packing. For more information about the complete line of 3M
Recycled Corrugate Tapes, visit www.3M.com/IndustrialScotchBrand.

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