Scotch Magic tape

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Scotch Magic (TM) Tape


[3M, St Paul, MN] A registered trademark for a series of adhesive tapes. Scotch Magic tapes have a cellulose acetate substrate with an acrylic adhesive. It is available as either a frosted (#810) or transparent tape (#800). Acetone will dissolve the carrier.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Scotch Magic Mending tape



Other Properties

Soluble in acetone.

Hazards and Safety

Yellows and becomes brittle with age. May be difficult to remove.

Additional Information

3M: Adhesive products


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