Gummed paper tape

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Brown gummed tape


A kraft paper strip coated on one side with an adhesive. The adhesive is usually a dry, water-activated type, such as gum arabic or acrylic resin. The adhesive yellows and becomes brittle with time. Gummed paper tape is most commonly used for sealing packages.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cinta de papel engomada (Esp.); ruban de papier gommé (Fr.); brown gummed tape; gum paper tape

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989

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