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3M™ Preservation Sealing Tape 481, Black, 1 in x 36 yd, 9.5 mil, 36 Roll/Case

  • 3M Product Number 481
  • 3M ID 7000122478
  • UPC 00021200031748
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Tech Data Sheet (0B)
Overall Width (Metric) 25.4 mm
Total Tape Thickness without Liner (Metric) 0.24 mm
Overall Width (Imperial) 1 in
Total Tape Thickness without Liner (Imperial) 9.5 mil
Backing (Carrier) Material Polyethylene
Product Color Black


3M™ Preservation Sealing Tape 481 is a black, polyethylene tape with a unique rubber adhesive. With excellent stain resistance and weatherability, this tape helps preserve, seal and protect equipment and vehicles for long-term storage applications in a variety of weather conditions. This tape provides excellent performance as an industrial and military preservation tape.

Long Term Protection from the Elements
3M™ Preservation Sealing Tape 481 is black, polyethylene preservation tape. The backing is a black polyethylene material that provides good conformability for many irregular surfaces and contours. It is designed for use in many outdoor protection and sealing applications, with a service temperature range of 20°F/-7°C to 170°F/77°C. The polyethylene backing provides long term durability of at least two years even when exposed to the outdoor weather conditions, yet still removes quickly and cleanly. Because this tape resists staining it provides excellent performance as a long-term preservation tape. The black backing blends well with black film covering for a clean, professional and attractive appearance. 3M™ Preservation Sealing Tape 481 can be certified to Military Specification: SAE AMS-T-22085.

Recommended Applications

  • Preserving, sealing and protecting various industrial and military equipment in transportation and storage
  • Long term preservation applications
  • Splicing and patching materials used by the construction industry

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Removes Cleanly after Two Years of Weather Exposure
3M™ Preservation Sealing Tape 481 is coated with a unique, pressure sensitive, rubber adhesive that offers excellent adhesion to a wide selection of materials. When finished, this adhesive requires less work to remove than other similarly designed products, even after one year of weather exposure. This adhesive is an excellent choice for sealing, protecting, and preserving, particularly for use in the marine industry.

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