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3M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979

3M Product Number  8979     
3M(TM) Performance Plus Masking Tape 8979
3M(TM) Performance Plus Masking Tape 8979
3M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 has a unique construction that allows for both permanent and temporary applications indoor and outdoor. It is removable with little or no adhesive residue from most opaque surfaces up to 6 months after application.
  • Resists UV, sunlight, and weather to stay on for up to one year without deterioration
  • Special adhesive sticks immediately and reliably long-term to most surfaces
  • Protects against light abrasion including overspray from bead blasting, sand blasting, and shot peening
  • Good choice for hanging polyethylene drapes for containment activities
  • Protects against grime, UV, and weather, then removes cleanly
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70006413507000480115391883M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 Black, 48 mm x 54.8 m 12.1 mil, 24 per case, Conveniently PackagedBlack60 Linear Yard1.88 Inch 
70006413499000480115391643M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 Olive, 48 mm x 54.8 m 12.1 mil, 24 per case, Conveniently PackagedOlive60 Linear Yard1.88 Inch 
70006412756000480115385183M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 Slate Blue, 48 mm x 22.8 m 12.1 mil, 12 per case, Conveniently PackagedBlue25 Linear Yard1.88 Inch 
70006413457000212005646803M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 Slate Blue, 48 mm x 54.8 m 12.1 mil, 24 per case, Conveniently PackagedBlue60 Linear Yard1.88 Inch 
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Constructed of polyethylene film laminated to cloth, backed by a rubber adhesive, this tape conforms to irregular and curved surfaces, resists curling, and tears off the roll cleanly for ease in application. It is an excellent choice for containment operations, where it provides a tight seal for attaching poly draping and closing cuffs.

Our Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 was tested according to UL723, ASTM E84. It is 12.1 mils thick, has adhesion to steel of 48 oz/in, tensile strength of 36 lbs/in width and elongation at break of 19%. The tape can be used at temperatures up to 200 degrees F.

Originally developed for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) applications, duct tape is used today in a variety of maintenance, repair and construction settings. In addition to the traditional silver, we offer it in a variety of colors to enhance utility and aesthetics. Our sturdy cloth-reinforced tape can be torn from the roll and sticks instantly, providing solutions for patching, bundling, reinforcing, tabbing, taping/splicing insulation, capping pipe, securing conduit ends, marking, labeling, temporary repair, hanging polyethylene drapes and protecting against light sandblast overspray. 


Adhesion to Steel oz/in (N/100 mm)48 (53)
Adhesive TypeRubber
Backing MaterialPolyethylene over cloth scrim/rubber
ColorBlue, Black, Olive
Elongation19 Percent
IndustriesTransportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Automotive, Furniture, Military & Government, General Industrial, MRO, Electronics, Woodworking
Length60 Linear Yard, 10 Linear Yard, 25 Linear Yard
Length (Metric)54.86 m, 9.14 m, 22.8 m, 54.8 m
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)93 Degree Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)200 Degree Fahrenheit
Meets SpecificationsUL 723
Performance LevelHigh Performance
Product FormRoll
Shelf Life in Months (from date of manufacture)18
Tensile Strength36 lb/in
Tensile Strength (metric)630 N/100mm
Thickness12.1 mil
Thickness (Metric)0.31 mm
Width0.94 Inch, 29 Inch, 7 Inch, 3.77 Inch, 5.66 Inch, 12 Inch, 1.88 Inch, 2.83 Inch, 2 Inch
Width (Metric)72 mm, 736.6 mm, 177.8 mm, 304.8 mm, 24 mm, 144 mm, 96 mm, 50.8 mm, 48 mm