Durability + Design
About  |  Subscribe  |  Advertise  |  Connect 
Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook


Download our FREE e-book! Advances in Architectural Coatings Technology

D+D News

Main News Page

3M Introduces ‘Eco-Friendly’ Masking Taps for Basic, Performance Painting

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More items for Good Technical Practice

Comment | More

3M introduced Scotch® Greener Masking Tapes made with recycled material and renewable resources for basic and performance painting.

The new tapes are made 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, the company says.

Also, 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 company says.

The tapes are available 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 “ideal for use on surfaces such as vinyl, carpet and wood,” the company says. The performance painting tape features a thicker backing and medium-high adhesion, making it a “good choice for woodwork, wood cabinets and trim.”

The tapes can be used towards LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification credits for green building projects, the company says.

The products are available at Walmart, Target, Sears/Kmart, Walgreens, and paint and hardware stores.

More information: www.3M.com.


Tagged categories: 3M; Contractors; Eco-efficiency; Environmentally friendly; Equipment; LEED; Painters; Tape

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Inspection Services

Determine Specification Compliance:
• Surface Preparation
• Moisture Content
• Paint Materials & Application
• Aesthetics
Contact: Kevin Brown,

Dumond Chemicals Inc.
Lead Encapsulating Compound

is a thick elastomeric coating that is made to be a long lasting barrier over lead-based paint. LEAD STOP® provides a protective barrier coat that seals and locks in lead that is contained in old lead-based paints on previously painted surfaces.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit www.sspc2016.com

Keim Mineral Coatings
Translucent concrete stains for new and old concrete

Penetrating, translucent mineral silicate stains harmonize uneven concrete color and blend patches and repairs, without the "painted" look. Will never peel.

Atlas Material Testing Technology

Helping You Put Your Products To The Test

• Outdoor Accelerated
• Laboratory Testing
• Accelerated Weathering

www.atlas-mts.com atlas.info@ametek.com

AGC Chemicals
FEVE Coating Simulates Dazzling Gold Leaf On Facade Restoration

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, offering a low-maintenance solution that retains color and gloss and can be field-applied

Beautiful Wood, NO flames

Achieve a Class A flame spread rating on your fine wood products with a clear, varnish-quality, durable finish. PyroCide Clear by PyroTech

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.


Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com

The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker


© Copyright 2012-2015, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved