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Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 is an industrial packaging tape used for box sealing, splicing, recouperage and other packaging applications. This product has a conformable backing and a consistent pressure sensitive, high performance, hot melt synthetic rubber adhesive system. This construction provides ten times the tack level than current packaging tapes and is made with a 10% renewable component adhesive.

This Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division product was manufactured under a 3M quality system registered to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Unit of Measure



N/A 72 mm


N/A 914 m


N/A 3M

Bill Unit



N/A Pallet

Rolls per Case

N/A 4

Cases per Pallet

N/A 48

Rolls per Pallet

N/A 192

Core Internal Diameter

N/A 3 in


N/A ISO 9001:2008

Product Construction


N/A Biaxially Orientated Polypropylene


N/A Pressure Sensitive Hot Melt Rubber-Resin


N/A Clear


N/A The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only, and should not be used for specification purposes.

Typical Physical Properties

Adhesion to Steel (ASTM D-3330)

N/A 46 oz/in width50 N/100 mm width

Machine Direction Tensile Strength (ASTM D-3759)

N/A 30 lbs/in width525 N/100 mm width

Cross Direction Tensile Strength (ASTM D-3759)

N/A 60 lbs/in width1050 N/100 mm width

Elongation at Break (ASTM D-3759)

N/A 160 %

Thickness - Backing (ASTM D-3652)

N/A 1.6 mil0.041 mm

Total Thickness - Backing (ASTM D-3652)

N/A 2.6 mil0.066 mm

Holding Power (ASTM D-3654)

N/A 6,000+ min



  • Coated with a 10% renewable component adhesive.
  • Edge tear and split resistance.
  • Good adhesion to troublesome fiberboards.
  • Adheres instantly to a variety of surfaces.
  • Adheres well to recycled corrugate.

Application Techniques

N/A "There is an extensive line of application equipment including hand held manual dispensers and semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment is available. Application of Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 is most easily accomplished at room temperature. At colder temperatures, approaching 32 °F (0 °C), the adhesive becomes more firm. Once applied, Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 performs well throughout the normal temperature ranges typically encountered by packaged products in shipping and storage environments."

Storage Conditions

N/A Store in a clean, dry place. Temperature of 40-80 °F (4-26 °C) and 40 to 50% relative humidity are recommended.

Shelf Life

N/A To obtain best performance, use this product within 18 months from date of manufacture.

Technical Information

N/A The technical information, recommendations and other statements contained in this document are based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable, but the accuracy or completeness of such information is not guaranteed.

Product Use

N/A Many factors beyond 3M’s control and uniquely within user’s knowledge and control can affect the use and performance of a 3M product in a particular application. Given the variety of factors that can affect the use and performance of a 3M product, user is solely responsible for evaluating the 3M product and determining whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s method of application.

Warranty, Limited Remedy, and Disclaimer

N/A Unless an additional warranty is specifically stated on the applicable 3M product packaging or product literature, 3M warrants that each 3M product meets the applicable 3M product specification at the time 3M ships the product. 3M makes no other warranties or conditions, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any implied warranty or condition arising out of a course of dealing, custom or usage of trade. If the 3M product does not conform to this warranty, then the sole and exclusive remedy is, at 3M’s option, replacement of the 3M product or refund of the purchase price.

Limitation of Liability

N/A Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability.