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3M rolls out 'greener' Scotch masking tape
April 17th, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M has introduced Scotch Greener Masking Tapes, designed to provide the same reliable performance as other Scotch masking tape while creating less waste and conserving paper resources.
The company said Monday that Scotch Greener Masking Tape is manufactured with 56% renewable resources, including paper backing made with 30% post-consumer recycled content and adhesive made with natural, regenerating latex harvested from rubber trees.
In addition, the tapes are manufactured using solvent-free and water-based processes. The tape core contains 87% post-consumer recycled fiber, and the shipping cartons are made with 100% recycled fiber.
The new masking tape comes in two varieties: Scotch Greener Masking Tape for Basic Painting 2025 and Scotch Greener Masking Tape for Performance Painting 2050. The basic painting tape features high adhesion and is intended for use on surfaces such as vinyl, carpet and wood. The performance painting tape has a thicker backing and medium-high adhesion, making it a suitable choice for woodwork, wood cabinets and trim. Household and school uses include crafting projects, labeling and other general use indoors.
Scotch Greener Masking Tapes are available at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Sears/Kmart and other retail stores.