3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483

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Extremely flexible backing enables tape to stretch and conform to textured and irregular surfaces

Polyethylene backing has a low water vapor transmission rate and provides good solvent, alkali resistance

Rubber adhesive bonds well and removes cleanly from most surfaces

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  • Extremely flexible backing enables tape to stretch and conform to textured and irregular surfaces
  • Polyethylene backing has a low water vapor transmission rate and provides good solvent, alkali resistance
  • Rubber adhesive bonds well and removes cleanly from most surfaces
  • Tape remains adhered and flexible to temperatures as low as -20°F
  • Vivid colors and smooth backing provide excellent glossy appearance
  • Black tape has excellent UV resistance and can be used outdoors for up to 12 months

Constructed with an extremely conformable backing, 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483 is designed to be used in a wide variety of general purpose applications including sealing, holding, coding, moisture proofing and protecting. This tape is coated with a rubber adhesive that bonds well and removes cleanly from most surfaces. 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483 is available in a variety of vivid colors.

Our 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483 stretches easily and is highly conformable for a tight seal over and around irregular surfaces
Conformable Backing for a Variety of Applications
Our 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483 (PDF, 24 Kb) stretches easily and is highly conformable for a tight seal over and around irregular surfaces. The smooth backing provides good solvent and alkali resistance. Coated with a rubber adhesive, this tape bonds well to many surfaces and typically removes cleanly. This resilient tape can be used in outdoor applications and temperatures as low -20°F/-29°C to 170°F/77°C. The black version of this tape will remove cleanly from most surfaces in outdoor applications from up to one year.

Our 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 483 stretches easily and is highly conformable for a tight seal over and around irregular surfaces
Available in a variety of colors

Recommended Applications
  • General sealing of containers and irregular shaped objects
  • Separation of dissimilar metals
  • Decorative, safety marking and color coding
  • Nuclear power plant maintenance applications
  • Corrosion sensitive applications
  • Outdoor applications of sealing, protecting and preserving

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