We developed 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483 as a high performance and versatile tape with a wide operational temperature range that remains flexible down to -20 degrees F. We manufacture this tape in white, blue, red, black, transparent, and yellow colors using a polyethylene backing with a strong rubber adhesive.
Remains flexible to -20 degrees F for cold temperature applications
Stretches and conforms to irregular surfaces
Polyethylene backing provides good solvent resistance
It stretches easily and is highly conformable for a tight seal over and around irregular surfaces. The smooth backing provides good solvent and alkali resistance. We manufacture this tape to fulfill a range of general purposes including sealing containers and irregular shaped objects, electroplating, color coding, and moisture proofing. It meets MIL-STD-2041D for nuclear and corrosion sensitive applications.
This resilient tape can be used in temperatures ranging from -20 degrees to 170 degrees F.
Adhesion to Steel oz/in (N/100 mm)
Color Coding Tools & Equipment
Backing Thickness (metric)
White, Blue, Red, Black, Transparent, Yellow
240 Percent, 300 Percent
Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Automotive, Military & Government, General Industrial, MRO