ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M revolutionized industrial and consumer markets when it invented
Masking Tape in 1925. The company is once again poised to revolutionize
the industry, this time, by Making Masking Simple.
“Choosing an industrial masking tape should be simple,” said Matthew Van
Vleet, U.S. product manager at 3M. “Customers need to have confidence
that they’re using the right level of performance for the job.” To make
this happen, 3M is proud to launch a new lineup of five industrial
masking tapes – 101+, 201+, 301+, 401+ and 501+ – built on increasing
levels of performance and engineered to perform in most all industrial
jobs that require a masking tape.
The new line includes 3M™ Value Masking Tape 101+ for basic jobs such as
marking, temporarily holding, wrapping and sealing; 3M™ General Use
Masking Tape 201+ that’s tough enough for everyday jobs like bundling,
labeling and identifying; 3M™ Performance Yellow Masking Tape 301+ for
industrial paint masking, bundling, color coding and sealing; 3M™ High
Performance Green Masking Tape 401+/233+ for high performance industrial
painting of aircraft, buses, trailers, trucks, boats, trains and other
specialty vehicles; and 3M™ Specialty High Temperature Masking Tape 501+
for the highest degree of industrial performance in high temperature
paint baking applications.
According to Van Vleet, 3M’s new five-tape system is designed to help
customers choose the right level of performance for the job. Too often,
customers use the same level of masking tape performance for painting a
vehicle as they use for hanging up a piece of paper on the wall. Until
now, most masking tape has been tan, and difficult to differentiate. As
a result, customers use the highest level of performance on all jobs, so
they don’t introduce risk into their process. With the new lineup of 3M
Masking Made Simple tapes, performance levels will be easy to determine,
creating an opportunity to drive improvements through choosing the right
For customers with unique masking challenges, 3M will continue to offer
a broad portfolio of specialty masking solutions. But in this world of
increasing complexity, 3M Innovation is working hard to make customer’s
technology is one of 3M’s legacy technology platforms. The company
manufactures popular adhesive tape lines under the Scotch® and Command™
brand names and has manufactured enough Scotch® Tape to circle the Earth
165 times every year, and holds the world record for lifting a forklift
with six square inches of adhesive area.
For more information about how 3M is making masking simple, and its new
line of Masking Tapes, visit www.3M.com/maskingmadesimple.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms
them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative
collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies
that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops
inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people
worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more
information, visit www.3M.com
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