It's FINALLY the first day of Spring! Soon comes warmer weather and greener pastures. With St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring we really are thinking green at Strouse.


3M 401+/233+ Green Masking Tape. 3M 401+/233+ Green Masking Tape is a pressure sensitive adhesive tape and can be converted at Strouse.

What does green mean to us? 3M 401+ High Performance Green Masking Tape! 3M 401+ is one of 3M's most popular masking tapes not only for it's bright green color but for it's trusted performance.

3M 401+/233+ Green Masking Tape is used in critical paint masking applications that require excellent holding and high temperature performance. 3M 401+ can withstand temperatures up to 250°F for 30 minutes (121°C). This masking tape is typically used in the automotive, specialty vehicle, and industrial markets.

3M 401+ also remains in place around cornets, including over contours and irregular surfaces. Combined with its strong resistance to paint bleed-through, 3M 401+ is an ideal product to create sharp paint lines regardless of the surface.

Using 3M 401+ Green Masking Tape Strouse created masking kits for Letterkenny Army Depot. These kits were comprised of specifically designed masking parts with a tab to cover areas of Humvees such as windshields, turn signals, headlights and much more. These pieces allowed for quick application and removal of masking during the paint process and the 3M 401+ ensures no residue is left behind. These kits doubled production for Letterkenny Army Depot and they were award the Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for "Faster to the Field" improvements. Read more about our masking kit solution...

If the arrival of Spring has you thinking green like we are, let us know! You can request a sample through Strouse's Sample Express.

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.

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