Scotch® Filament Tape 8981 is engineered to meet strapping, bundling or reinforcing challenges for packaging and non-packaging applications. Reinforced with continuous glass-yarn filaments, this high-performance tape provides good adhesion to many substrates and is commonly used for L- and U-clip closures, metal coil tabbing and bundling.
Laminated glass yarn filaments protect against tape delamination to help ensure tape strength and performance
Synthetic rubber resin adhesive offers good adhesion to a variety of substrates
Filaments provide an extra layer of security against box or package pilferage
High tensile strength ideal for strapping, bundling and reinforcing applications
Adhesive offers excellent balance of initial adhesion and long-term holding power
Laminated Adhesive Layer Provides Extra Measure of Protection
Designed as a high performance packaging tape, Scotch® Filament Tape 8981 combines a strong polypropylene backing reinforced with continuous glass yarn filaments and a synthetic rubber resin adhesive. This aggressive adhesive is specifically formulated to provide an excellent balance of initial adhesion and long-term holding power to most fiberboard surfaces, including recycled and printed fiberboard surfaces. The multi-layer adhesive system prevents delamination to help ensure tape strength and performance throughout the application. Scotch® Filament Tape 8981 is an ideal choice for heavy-duty sealing, shipping, splicing, palletizing and is used throughout the automotive, furniture, metalworking, transportation and general industrial markets.
Provides Very Good Holding Power Under a Wide Range of Conditions
The adhesive provides good initial adhesion and holds well with minimum rub-down. Our tough, clear film backing is abrasion and moisture resistant, provides good aging and protects the filaments and adhesive to help your boxes remain closed for long period of time. The backing, filaments, and adhesive combine to provide high tensile and shear strength and provide an extra layer of security against tampering and product theft. This tape gives you good holding under wide range of conditions with a minimum amount of tape, leading to lower cost for applications where high tensile strength is a main requirement.
Application of our Scotch® Filament Tape 8981 is most easily accomplished at room temperature. At colder temperatures - approaching 32° F - the 8981 adhesive becomes firmer. Once the 8981 is applied, the tape performs well throughout the normal temperature ranges typically encountered by packaged products in shipping and storage environments. Meets ASTM D5330, Type II, which has replaced PPP-T-97E and CID A-A-1686A.
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Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Furniture, Military & Government, General Industrial, Consumer Goods