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Application Profile

Market: Construction — Metal Roofing

Application Description: Protecting edges and coated surfaces of architectural metal roofing panels that are exposed to UV/sunlight.

Key Application Requirements

Clean removal.

Product or Process Replaced

Tapes that stick to the metal and are costly to remove.

Benefits/Advantages To Customer

Adhesive removes cleanly: Medium-tack (2AU23B/UV, 31U23C/UV, 2AU26B/UV and 31U26C/UV) adhesives remove cleanly. (Other “A” tapes may be considered. See Related Products on the reverse side.)

Reduces rework and labor costs: Because the tapes remove cleanly, no rework is required to remove adhesive residue, and there’s no need to delegate a worker to remove the tape after storage or transport.

Reliable protection: Proprietary film technology provides advanced abrasionand puncture-resistance that make these tapes stronger than competitive films. UV tapes provide dual protection from sunlight in both the 3M film backing and the adhesive system.

Outdoor storage: 3M protective UV tapes allow equipment with the protective tape to be stored outdoors for up to 3 months.

Visible inspection: Translucent tapes allow visible inspection of parts under the tape.


3MProtective UV Tapes 2AU23B/UV, 2AU26B/UV, 31U23C/UV and 31U26C/UV.

NOTE: This product is made and sold by PolyMask Corporation with 3M acting as the sales representative of PolyMask Corporation.

3M Industrial Business


3M protective tapes are for edge protection as well as total surface coverage protection during the bending and forming process. They are applied to the flat panel through a 60" wide pinch roller that applies the tape very consistently.

Related Products

3MProtective Tapes 2A25C, 2A26C, and 2A26B (do not have UV resistance). Other products in the 3M UV protective line.

Related Literature

Film brochure: 3M Protective Tapes Co-Extruded “A” Film (70-0709-0922-4)

Metals brochure: 3M Protective Films For Metal Service Centers & Coil Manufacturers (70-0709-4787-7)

UV Tape flyer: 3M Protective UV Tapes (70-0709-5269-5)

Key Decision Makers

Packaging Engineer


For Additional Information

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


1-800-241-2031 or 828-465-3053. Address correspondence to: 3M/PolyMask, 500


Thornburg Dr., P.O. Box 309, Conover, NC 28613. Our fax number is 1-800-672-3038


or 828-465-2404.




Product Use

Warranty and

Limited Remedy

All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this document are based upon tests or experience that PolyMask Corporation and 3M believe are reliable. However, many factors beyond the control of PolyMask Corporation and 3M can affect the use and performance of a PolyMask product in a particular application, including the conditions under which the product is used and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected to perform. Since these factors are uniquely within the user’s knowledge and control, it is essential that the user evaluate the PolyMask product to determine whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application.

Unless stated otherwise in other product literature, packaging inserts or product packaging for individual products, PolyMask Corporation warrants that each PolyMask Corporation product meets the applicable specifications at the time PolyMask Corporation ships the product. Individual products may have additional or different warranties as stated on product literature, package inserts, or product packages.

POLYMASK CORPORATION MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE. User is responsible for determining whether the PolyMask Corporation product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s application. If the PolyMask Corporation product is defective within the warranty period, your exclusive remedy and 3M’s and PolyMask Corporation’s sole obligation will be, at PolyMask Corporation’s option, to replace the product or refund the purchase price.

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, 3M and PolyMask Corporation will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the PolyMask Corporation product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence, or strict liability.

Industrial Business

Printed in USA

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St. Paul, MN 55106

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