About 3M 401+
3M 401+, previously known as 3M 233+, is a high performance paint masking tape designed for automotive, specialty vehicle and industrial manufacturers.
The fourth tape in 3M’s Masking Made Simple portfolio, this material is best used in critical masking applications where strong holding and high temperature performance is required.
3M 401+ instantly sticks to most surfaces including metal, rubber, glass, and plastic, as well as EPDM type rubber moldings. The solvent free adhesive removes cleanly from these surfaces without leaving behind any residue. 3M 401+ masking tape can be torn by hand making it easy to use. This 3M green masking tape is widely used in many industries including automotive, general industrial, military, construction, and marine.
3M 401+ Features
- Tearable by Hand but Resists Slivering Upon Removal
- Sticks to Many Surface Types and Removes Cleanly
- Conforms to Irregular Surfaces and Corners
- Resists Paint Bleed Through with Super Sharp Paint Lines
- Green Backing Ensures Great Visibility
3M 401+ is a high performance masking tape for applications requiring high temperatures from industrial paint systems. It has a maximum operating temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 minutes creating sharp paint lines in room temperature or paint-bake operations.
Converting 3M 401+
3M 401+ can be easily die cut and converted into custom formats depending on your needs.
Strouse can slit rolls of masking tape to custom widths and length. This provides you with tape in the exact width you need for your task at hand. No excess or waste and no more using rolls that are too large and bulky or too small to get the job done.
This is the process of cutting a wide roll of masking tape into a custom shape or usable part for your process. Parts can be cut into different formats to fit seamlessly into your assembly.
Tabs or Extended Liners:
Die cut solutions are great for hand assembly or automated processes but sometimes removing the backing from an adhesive die cut can be difficult. Strouse simplifies this process by adding a tab to the part or extended liners that make it easy to remove the liner and place the adhesive. Liners can also be split backed saving your assembly team the frustration of removing thin liners while saving you time and money in the process.
Strouse die cuts and converts paper tape and flexible materials to solve many different adhesive applications. Our diverse manufacturing capability allows us to provide you the material you need in the exact size, shape, and format required for your design.
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