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SKU 7000049617
Legacy SKU 70006716859
UPC 00051111974599
Product Number 480

Constructed with an extremely conformable backing, 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 is designed to be used in general repair, patching and splicing of polyethylene sheeting. This tape is coated with a non-yellowing, transparent, acrylic adhesive and features a clear polyethylene backing that helps make repairs less visible.

  • Polyethylene backing provides good chemical and solvent resistance
  • Non-yellowing transparent acrylic adhesive bonds to a variety of materials
  • Extremely flexible backing enables tape to stretch and conform to textured and irregular surfaces
  • Clear polyethylene backing makes repairs less visible
  • Good abrasion resistance provides durability in repair and splicing applications
  • Tape remains adhered and flexible to temperatures as low as -20°F
Estimated date of shipment July 11  


Minimum Order 4 Rolls
Order Increment 4 Rolls
  Excellent Sealing Qualities
  Fast Shipping
  Industry Low Price
Product Dimensions
Imperial Metric
Width 20 in 508 mm
Length 36 yd 32.91 m
Shipping Dimensions
Weight 16.335 lb
Length 11 in
Width 11 in
Height 26.2 in
Color Transparent


  1. What is 3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 used for?

    3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 is typically used in applications such as surface protection, bundling, carton sealing and other packaging tasks.

  2. What are the dimensions of each roll included in this case pack?

    Each roll of the tape measures at a length of 36 yards and has a width of 20 inches.

  3. How thick is the tape?

    The thickness (mil) of the tape is important. It's about 5.1 mils thick.

  4. Is it easy to tear by hand or do I need scissors to cut it?

    The adhesive properties hold strong but can rely on its ease-of-tear feature when an application calls for more precision than cutting with scissors provides.

For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use.  Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice.  Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage.  For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.
Clear Tape for Splicing and Repairs
3M™ Polyethylene Tape 480 stretches easily and is highly conformable for a tight seal over and around irregular surfaces. The smooth backing provides good solvent and alkali resistance. It meets MIL STD 2041D(SH) for leachable halogens, making it ideal for corrosion sensitive applications. The acrylic adhesive bonds to a variety of surfaces and can be used in many sealing, protecting, repair and patching applications. This resilient tape can be used in short-term outdoor applications at temperatures as low -20°F/-29°C and as high as 170°F/77°C.

Recommended Applications

Splicing and patching of polyethylene sheeting
Repairing awnings
Sealing on smooth and irregular surfaces
Surface protection
Short-term outdoor repair applications
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