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3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 Transparent, 3 in x 36 yd 5.1 mil, 12 per case Bulk

3M ID  70006033743    UPC#  00021200051524    3M Product Number  480     
3M (TM) 480 Trans Polyethylene
3M (TM) 480 Trans Polyethylene
3M(TM) Polyethylene Tape 480 Transparent, 2 in x 36 yd 5.1 mil
Constructed with an extremely conformable backing, 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 is designed to be used in general repair, patching and splicing of polyethylene sheeting. This tape is coated with a non-yellowing, transparent, acrylic adhesive and features a clear polyethylene backing that helps make repairs less visible.
  • Polyethylene backing provides good chemical and solvent resistance
  • Non-yellowing transparent acrylic adhesive bonds to a variety of materials
  • Extremely flexible backing enables tape to stretch and conform to textured and irregular surfaces
  • Clear polyethylene backing makes repairs less visible
  • Good abrasion resistance provides durability in repair and splicing applications
  • Tape remains adhered and flexible to temperatures as low as -20°F
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3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480
Clear Tape for Splicing and Repairs
Our 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 (PDF, 14 Kb) stretches easily and is highly conformable for a tight seal over and around irregular surfaces. The smooth backing provides good solvent and alkali resistance. It meets MIL STD 2041D(SH) for leachable halogens, making it ideal for corrosion sensitive applications. The acrylic adhesive bonds to a variety of surfaces and can be used in many sealing, protecting, repair and patching applications. This resilient tape can be used in short-term outdoor applications at temperatures as low -20°F/-29°C and as high as 170°F/77°C.

Recommended Applications
  • Splicing and patching of polyethylene sheeting
  • Repairing awnings
  • Sealing on smooth and irregular surfaces
  • Surface protection
  • Short-term outdoor repair applications


 Adhesion Strength‎‎ 22 oz/in
 Adhesion Strength (metric)‎‎ 24 N/100mm
 Adhesive Type‎‎ Acrylic
 Backing Material‎‎ Polyethylene
 Backing Thickness‎‎ 4 mil
 Backing Thickness (metric)‎‎ 0.1 mm
 Back-Side Adhesive Thickness (metric)‎‎ 0.1 mm
 Brand‎‎ 3M
 Color‎‎ Transparent
 Consumer Label‎‎ No
 Elongation‎‎ 520 Percent
 Industries‎‎ Transportation,‎ Specialty Vehicle,‎ Automotive,‎ Military & Government,‎ General Industrial,‎ MRO
 Length‎‎ 36 Linear Yard
 Length (Metric)‎‎ 32.91 m
 Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)‎‎ 76 Degree Celsius
 Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)‎‎ 170 Degree Fahrenheit
 Minimum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)‎‎ 20 Degree Fahrenheit
 Product Form‎‎ Roll
 Shelf Life in Months (from date of manufacture)‎‎ 18
 Tape Thickness‎‎ 5.1 Milli-inch (mil)
 Tensile Strength‎‎ 12 lb/in
 Tensile Strength (metric)‎‎ 210 N/100mm
 Thickness‎‎ 5.1 mil
 Thickness (Metric)‎‎ 0.13 mm
 Width‎‎ 3 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm


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