***Discontinued***High Performance Masking Tape

General Information
***Discontinued*** Please refer to 3M 401+. 3M MaskingTtape 233 Plus is a bright green, high performance crepe paper masking for most paint masking applications.
Backing Adhesive
Liner Type
Crepe Paper Rubber 6.70 mil  
Adhesion to Steel
180° Peel
Adhesive Activation Tensile Strength Elongation Percent
38.00 oz/in Pressure 25.00 lbs/in 12.00%
Min Application
Min Service
Max Short-Term
Max Long-Term
50 °F 0 °F 250 °F  
Adhesive Tape Features
  • Instant adhesion
  • Good holding power
  • Improved visibility
  • Smoothness
  • Thinness
  • Dead stretch
  • Improved conformability
  • Solvent and moisture resistance
  • Easy tear
  • Controlled unwind
  • Clean removal
  • Excellent transfer resistance
  • Good surface contact
  • Sharp paint line
  • Resists recover
  • Easy handling
  • Minimizes bleed-through and rework
  • Excellent handling
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent versatility
Adhesive Tape Applications
  • Paint masking
  • Holding
  • Bundling
  • Protecting
  • Hold to and clean removal from stainless steel, Alodine aluminum, EPDM rubber & most powder coated paints
  • Very good paint line
Adhesive Tape Markets Served
Adhesive Tape Colors
  • Green
Comparable products
Backing Adhesive Thickness Adhesion
 Crepe Paper   Rubber   6.70mil   38.00oz/in 

The physical properties listed are typical values and are not to be considered as specifications. Our suggestions for use are based on tests we believe to be reliable. However, the purchaser must carry out their own tests to determine the suitability of the product for their internal use. Information is given in good faith, but without warranty.

It is essential, as with all pressure-sensitive tapes, that the surface to which the tape is applied be clean, dry and free of grease and oil.

Shelf life from date of manufacture is based on the product being stored at 70°F(21°C) / 50% relative humidity out of direct sunlight.

Specification compliance is dynamic and should only be used as a general guide. Always confirm that the tape you are interested in currently complies with all specification requirements. Please verify that the product number that you select is available in the proper size and color to meet your specification.

Choose the surface energy of the exact surface that the adhesive will contact (e.g. if the part was painted metal, paint would be the surface energy).