Tape Applicator provides secure box seal.

Press Release Summary:

Semi-automatic 3M-Matic(TM) S-867 instantly applies 9-36 mm Scotch® Tapes at speeds up to 50 L clips per minute. Control panel deters operator tampering, while controlled tape leg length prevents waste, and buffing rollers assure secure tape closure, even close to corners. System applies Scotch filament tapes, Scotch box sealing tapes, and Scotch strapping tapes.

Original Press Release:

Improved 3M 'L' Clip Applicator Saves Time and Money

St. Paul, Minn. - August 12, 2005 - 3M announces its next generation "L" clip tape applicator. The semi-automatic 3M-Matic(TM) S-867 instantly applies 9 to 36 mm high-performance Scotch® Tapes at speeds up to 50 "L" clips per minute, providing a secure box seal while increasing production throughput.

Design improvements eliminate the lubricator, simplifying operation and reducing maintenance. A redesigned control panel deters operator tampering so operation is more consistent. Controlled tape leg length prevents waste and durable buffing rollers assure secure tape closure even close to corners.

The 3M-Matic S-867 applies Scotch filament tapes, high-performance Scotch box sealing tapes, and Scotch strapping tapes to eliminate the set time and waste of water-activated packaging tape. Save time and money sealing full overlap, full telescope, five panel shipping containers, and custom die-cut boxes.

For additional information, call 1-800-567-1639, ext. 5105 or visit www.3m.com/packaging. This equipment is offered through 3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division, 3M Center, Building 220-5E-06, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000.

3M in Packaging
Since 1941 when 3M made its first packaging product - pressure sensitive tapes to seal K-rations for the U. S. Army - 3M has been a leader in packaging. From those now famous Scotch® Tapes, to high-speed 3M-Matic packaging machinery, to integrated packaging management solutions and security assurance products, 3M is an established leader in the industry. As an $18 billion, diversified technology company, 3M holds a unique position as both a top supplier and as a major user of packaging technology. 3M knows packaging with expertise in issues affecting diverse industries - food and beverage, life sciences consumer packaged goods, electronics and semiconductor, aerospace, communications, computer equipment, and many others. 3M's expertise in packaging can add value to virtually any company's operations and serve needs such as packaging automation, product protection, identification and brand building, security, and cost management.

For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit http://www.3M.com/packaging

Scotch and 3M-Matic are trademarks of 3M Company.

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

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