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Tapes that can take it

Not only does your masking solution have to withstand the same harsh environment as the parts you put it on, when it’s done protecting the underlying surface it should come off cleanly. It was a 3M lab assistant visiting an automaker that led to the invention of masking tape in 1925, and we have continued to work with our industrial customers to create products to meet their ever-changing needs. Our goal is to provide products you can count on to work well time after time masking in harsh conditions and helping to improve your productivity.

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    Tight manufacturing tolerances mean you get peace of mind knowing our tapes are the same from the beginning of the roll to the end and also from one roll to the next.

  • Icon of an increasing bar graph representing Performance

    3M Extreme Masking Tapes are designed to stick well and stay on so you get good protection and sharp masking lines, then remove cleanly without residue that requires further attention.

  • Icon of three arrows forming a circle and representing Productivity

    With products that apply and remove easily and work well, your people can spend less time on each piece with fewer parts that require rework. You get more finished parts in the same time.

Gloved hands dipping parts with 3M™ Anodizing Masking Tape 8985L; graphic says Mask 5x faster1
Introducing 3M™ Anodizing Masking Tape 8985L

An extreme masking solution for chromic acid anodization.


  • Product families for Extreme Masking Tape applications

    Because each application is extreme for different reasons, the specific environment the tape needs to withstand determines which tape families are best suited to each application. For this purpose, extreme masking tapes are grouped into families by the backing or carrier that the adhesive is applied to.

    Anodizing tapes need to resist the harsh chemistry of the acid bath, so these tapes come from the Polyester, Vinyl and Foil tape families.

    Electroplating (and Electroless Plating) tapes need to withstand similarly harsh chemical solutions, and these tapes come from the Vinyl and Foil tape families.

    Powder Coating tapes need to withstand the extreme heat of the bake cycle, so these tapes come from the Polyester and Polyimide tape families.

Extreme Masking Tape applications

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at (65) 6450 8888.

Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at (65) 6450 8888.

  • ¹ Up to 5x faster and up to 60% reduction in labor time both based on 3M internal data.