Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073

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Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073

  • High-performance packaging tape for heavy duty applications on a wide range of materials
  • High edge tear and split resistance ideal for ecommerce and single parcel shipments
  • Polypropylene backing with synthetic rubber adhesive delivers conformability under stress
  • Easy unwind and smooth dispensing works well on high-speed automated packaging lines

Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 Typical Properties

Adhesive Type
Acrylic, Hot Melt
Automated Carton Sealing, Box Closure, Cold Storage and Tamper Evident
Core Size (Imperial)
3, 3 in
Core Size (Metric)
76 mm, 76.2 mm
Elongation at Break
160 %
Appliance, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Food and Beverage, General Industrial, Medical, MRO, Packaging, Paper, Print, Transportation
Performance Level
High Performance
Product Color
Transparent, Yellow
Tensile Strength (Imperial)
30 lb/in, 60 lb/in
Tensile Strength (Metric)
1051 N/100mm, 525 N/100mm
Units per Case
24, 36, 4, 6

Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 Details

  • Synthetic rubber hot melt adhesive designed specifically for challenging corrugate
  • Softer adhesive penetrates shorter fibers of highly recycled content for a strong hold
  • Scotch® Tape quality ensures consistent unwind with minimal waste
  • Rolls can be easily applied by hand, manual dispenser or 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer
  • Proudly made in the USA

Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 is designed to quickly and securely stick to a wide variety of substrates, including recycled corrugate and fiberboard. The synthetic rubber hot melt adhesive penetrates the shorter fibers of highly recycled content to create a strong bond that holds box flaps tight, an average 30 lbf.

Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Penetrates Shorter Fibers
The average corrugated box consists of 46 percent recycled content, and that number can fluctuate with every box delivery. While conventional box sealing tape uses a stiff adhesive that adheres to the box surface, Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 utilizes a softer synthetic rubber hot melt that actually penetrates the shorter fibers on recycled corrugate, flowing into the hills and valleys of the substrate surface to provide a stronger, more secure hold. In fact, our adhesive is 10 times stickier than other box sealing tapes.

Biaxially-Oriented Backing Resists Abrasion
For additional strength and flexibility, Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 features a biaxially-orientated polypropylene backing that resists abrasion, moisture, chemicals, and scuffing, keeping boxes secure from production line through delivery.

Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tape 3073 is made with an adhesive that contains over 10% bio-based content. All recycled corrugate tapes use recycled materials in the core to help with sustainability goals.

Scotch® Recycled Corrugate Tapes can be applied by hand for low volume packing with a hand-held tape dispenser or with a 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer for high productivity packing. Meets FDA requirements for indirect food contact.

Thickness (mil):
Hot Melt
Tape Strength/Grade:
Premium Grade
Box Sealing Capacity:
Heavy Weight
Optimized for Recycled Corrugate: