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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.

  • Image of a roll of water-activated tape
    Water Activated Tape

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

  • Image of several rolls of tape used for sealing highly recycled corrugated containers
    Highly Recycled Corrugate Tape

    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.

  • Image of stacked rolls of 3M™ Performance Flatback Tape 2525
    Paper Tapes

    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® Box Sealing Tape 311+, designed for cold-temperature application

    Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311

    Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311 securely closes a wide variety of lighter weight box materials, including recycled fiberboard. Our team of experts developed a polypropylene backing that is easy to handle and will maintain its performance and appearance better than most products when exposed to fluorescent and UV light. The backing easily conforms around edges and on rough surfaces for a tight seal.

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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.

  • Image of pouch tapes, which have adhesive around the edges with a non- adhesive area in the center
    Pouch Tapes

    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.

  • Image of a hand-held tape gun sealing a box with a Scotch® box sealing tape
  • Systems Tape Agreement: Helps Improve Production and Helps Reduce Packaging Cost

    Switch to using 3M Scotch® packaging tape and Receive a 3M-Matic™ box sealing machine discounted.

    * T&C apply

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