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Application Profile

Market: Web Processing

Application Description: Permanent, simple overlap splices on uncoated paper at the re-reeler.

Simple Overlap Splice

3MRepulpable Double Coated Splicing Tape 405

Application Method

By hand.

Key Application Requirements

High tack, high shear strength double-sided tape holds firmly to create a permanent, simple overlap splice. If splice is scheduled for additional coating or other printing operations, tape down trailing or leading edge with a 3M single coated tape.

Advantages/Benefits to Customer

High shear strength: 3M™ Repulpable Double Coated Splicing Tape 405 has a high tack adhesive which provides immediate strong bond leaving no exposed adhesive and preventing web breakage caused by adhesive blocking.

Versatile: Ideal for most permanent, simple overlap splices as well as core starting and roll closing.

FDA recognized adhesive: 3M tape can be used on most food grade papers.

Easy-to-remove liner: Paper liner removes quickly to reduce application time and save labor costs.

Light Green adhesive color: Easily identifiable to help save time and increase productivity.

Heat resistant: Withstands high oven temperatures associated with web printing to prevent splice failure and help reduce down time.

Repulpable: Both 3M tape and liner pass TAPPI method UM-213. No need to separate splice from waste.


3M™ Repulpable Double Coated

Splicing Tape 405

* See technical service support for additional recommendations

3M Industrial Business


Press 3M™ Repulpable Double Coated Splicing Tape 405 across the trailing edge of the paper at the start of

the roll. Remove the liner. Press the edge of the paper from the next roll on top of the 3M tape to form an overlap splice.

Related Products

Type of Splice

Overlap Splice

(Double Coated)

Butt Splice

(Single coated tapes are used to tape down leading or trailing edge)

Core Starting/Roll Closing

Uncoated Paper

Coated Paper





9103, 9960


D/C Tapes: 905, 9022, 9974

905, 9022, 9974

S/C Tapes: 917, 9985, 9982

917, 9985, 9982




Blue, White, Kraft



Blue, White, Kraft


















SIC Codes

Key Decision Makers


– Paper Mills

Press Managers and Supervisors


– Paperboard Mills

Production Managers and Supervisors


– Paperboard Containers and Boxes

Business Owners


– Converted Paper and Paperboard Products


ForAdditional Information

To request additional product information or to arrange for sales assistance, call


1-800-362-3550. Address correspondence to: 3M Industrial Business Customer


Response Center, Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106. Our fax


number is 651-733-9175. In Canada, phone: 1-800-364-3577. In Puerto Rico, phone:


1-787-750-3000. In Mexico, phone: 52-70-04-00.



Product Use

Warranty and

Limited Remedy

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Industrial Business

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