Fabricators of Adhesive Tapes & Flexible Materials
3M™ 853 Polyester Tape is comprised of strong, thin polyester backing with high shear, solvent resistant acrylic adhesive. These qualities make this tape ideal for applications where solvent exposure is a concern. It produces a reliable bond to a wide variety of substrates.  Due to it's 2.2 mil thinness, it is also ideal for splicing.
Unit of Measure


N/A 3M™

Brand Part Number

N/A 853

Primary Application

N/A Decorating Gaskets Marking Protective Sealing Splicing

Application Description

  • Applications where solvent resistant and/or high shear properties are desired
  • When laminated, identification marking tape in aircraft and missiles
  • Protective laminate
  • Tape hinge
  • Solvent resistant masking
  • High tension splicing applications
  • Critical label protection
  • Sealing critical area from moisture intrusion
  • Critical label protection


  • Resistant to many solvents including jet engine fuel, hydraulic fluid and lubricating oils
  • Excellent shear holding properties
  • Meets Federal Spec. L-T-100B, Type I
  • Meets flammability requirements of FAR 25.853(a) Appendix F Part I (a)(1)(ii)
  • Printable on the adhesive side
  • Low moisture vapor transmission rate

Markets Served

N/A Aerospace Arts & Crafts Defense Displays Graphics Manufacturing Packaging Printing Recreation


N/A Polyester Film

Adhesive Coating

N/A Single Coated

Adhesive Type

N/A Acrylic

Adhesive Thickness

N/A 2.2 mil


N/A Clear

Maximum Width/ Master Roll Width

N/A 48 in

Adhesion to Steel

N/A 42 oz/in

Service/Operating Temperature

N/A -60 to 300 ºF

N/A The physical properties listed are typical values based on PSTC, ASTM and other standard tests. This data should be used as guides only, and not as specification limits. Our recommendations for use are based on practical experience and testing. However, it is the responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of the product for his intended use. MBK Tape Solutions will not assume liability for claims beyond the replacement value of our product proved to be defective.

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