Load Containment System

To maintain product quality during transit around the plant and across the country, the stretchable tape load containment system from helps prevent loads from tipping, vibrating and shifting.

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New Load Containment System from 3M offers Stability with Ventilation

St. Paul, Minn. – April 4, 2006 – To maintain product quality during transit around the plant and across the country, the Stretchable Tape Load Containment System from 3M helps prevent loads from tipping, vibrating and shifting. It provides ventilation so loads chill faster and prevents corrugated degradation from condensation.

The two-part system features Scotch® Stretchable Tape and the 3MTM Stretchable Tape Wrapper ST1000, a semi-automatic pallet wrapping device that ensures consistent, optimized tape stretch ratio and pattern. Tape is automatically stretched and wrapped in the selected pattern, even going around the bottom of the pallet when necessary to prevent lateral shifting of the load. Stretching the tape changes the molecular structure of this unique 3M tape so that strength increases, reaching 40 pounds per inch tensile strength at 650% stretch.

Having elastic memory, Scotch Stretchable Tape contracts to tighten the load but not crush the cartons. It also loses adhesion after stretching so that it will be less likely to damage graphics or printing on labels.

This system saves material cost and storage space compared to stretch film, and at the receiving end there is up to 95% waste reduction. When the load arrives, removal starts with a simple, quick cut. Then tape is gathered up as it slips from the load.

For more information about the Stretchable Tape Load Containment System from 3M, call 1-800-567-1639 ext. 5017, or visit 3m.com.

About 3M
Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company’s customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Dyneon and O-Cel-O. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company’s 67,000 people use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including industrial; transportation; consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services and health care. For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit www.3M.com.

Contact:
Stephanie Miller
3M Center, Building 220-5E
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

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