3M™ Water Activated Paper Tape 6142

Simplify your packing operations with a proven solution. 3M™ Water Activated Paper Tape 6142 is an easy, economical solution to a range of basic carton sealing challenges. 3M™ designed this light duty, water-activated "gummed" adhesive tape to provide a strong seal to a wide variety of corrugated surfaces.

When Being Tacky is Good

With the 3M™ high-tack, water activated adhesive, ensures your corrugated boxes stay sealed until ready for opening. In tandem with the reinforced 60 lb. kraft paper, the 3M™ high-tack water activated adhesive system holds the tape in place throughout shipping, handling and storage. 3M™ Water Activated Tapes are available in both white and kraft and a variety of widths. We recommend 3M™ Water Activated Paper Tape 6142 for sealing lightweight packages. The optimal method for securing a box is to form two C clips on each carton top and bottom. When water-activated, this tape easily and quickly conforms over carton edges and corners to form secure C clip and I clip seals. Our water-activated, or "gummed," tape is very effective for sealing corrugated cartons, as the adhesive will bond with the fiberboard material to create a strong durable seal and endure the toughest handling and shipping scenarios. Our tape works well on recycled cartons and non-unitized loads. Its 60 lb. paper construction assures reliable performance across a range of environments and applications. Our economical packaging tape meets the needs of numerous industries and general industrial applications such as food, beverage, medical pharmaceutical, paper, print, electronics, shipping and distribution centers.

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Unit of MeasureCS
TypeWater Activated Tape
Dimensions3 in x 600 ft
  • Moistened adhesive interacts with porous surfaces to form a powerful, secure bond
  • Tape forms a tamper-evident seal
  • Paper construction is easy to handle, making it ideal for hand applications
  • Boxes are sealed secure, yet easy to open without cutting tools
  • Large 2 inch core produces less curl
Ideal For

Application is most easily accomplished at room temperature and once applied; the tape performs well throughout the normal temperature ranges typically encountered by packaged products in shipping and storage environments.

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3M6142-3 is available to buy in increments of 1

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