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Masking and Protection

Through its family of single-sided adhesive tapes, 3M allows you to benefit from our experience to enhance solutions for the design of your products and to improve your processes. With our tapes you can hide, secure, strengthen, protect, enclose, isolate or consolidate, whatever your requirements. For temporary protection, 3M also has a range of films applicable for a wide variety of surfaces.

Masking Protection

Advantages of 3M Masking and Protection products:

  • High technical performance to improve production processes.
  • 3M Masking tapes ensure quality precision work.

Heat Transfer

3M 425 aluminium tape, applied to the inside of an oven door prevents heat transfer to the outside.

This product is fire resistant and complies with UL 723, low flammability R7311 Class "L".

High temperature masking

3M 4737T tape is ideal to carry out operations of masking at high temperatures, on plastic and metal surfaces.

It is resistant to temperatures up to 150 ° C; this tape is also conformable to fit curved surfaces.

Holding of exterior ground cables

3M 8979 High Performance Cloth tapes allow removal without residues after 6 months of outdoor application.

It has excellent resistance to UV and moisture.

Cloth tapes are also ideal for masking operations, wrapping, sealing, temporary repair.

There is a version suitable for nuclear applications (low halogen): 8979N.

Marking, identification, signing

3M vinyl tape 471 is designed with a dyed carrier and is particularly resistant to abrasion and repeated mechanical damage and is recommended especially for marking applications in plants, storage areas or interior sports areas.

Masking operation

3M has a range of crepe paper tapes to perform masking operations; they are shaped to fit closely to uneven or smooth surfaces and straight lines.

They have a very good holding power and guarantee a removal without residues.

Powder Paint Masking

3M polyester tapes backed by a silicone adhesive, are used for applications at high temperatures (200°C on average), for example in powder coating process.

Their high mechanical strength allows easy masking during the process and leave no adhesive residue after powder coating.

For other high temperature requirements on complex surfaces, 3M 855 is available to give you conformability and adhesive formulation without silicone.

Electrolytic treatment operation

3M metal tapes are suitable for operations involving zinc, copper plating, hard chrome or nickel.

Metal tapes avoid the accumulation of metal particles during electroplating, and act as a thermal and electrical conductor.

3M 420 can be used both in basic or acid bath.

To discuss any of these applications or your specific requirements please contact us