pressure-sensitive tape

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Scope note
A tape coated on one side with an adhesive mixture that adheres to a surface through the use of light pressure, as distinguished from tape used with adhesive that requires the addition of moisture or another solvent to adhere. The substrate may be cloth, paper, cellophane, cellulose acetate, or other synthetic polymer. Pressure sensitive tapes were first developed in 1845 by Dr. Horace Day using a natural rubber adhesive on strips of cloth for use in medicine). Automobile manufacturers began using masking tapes in 1925. Cellophane tapes were introduced by 3M in 1930.
pressure-sensitive tape
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024