Linen tape

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Gummed Linen Tape


Thin strips of linen fabric with an adhesive coating on one side. The adhesive is usually a water activated compound, such as dextrin or animal glue. Linen tapes have been used for hinges on containers and boxes. They are not used on valuable objects, books, or papers because the adhesive is generally too strong, inflexible and difficult to remove.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Holland tape; cloth tape

Linen tape

Additional Information

Paper catalog, Book and Paper Specialty Group, AIC

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998