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This specification covers reinforced (Type I) and plain (Type II) paper gummed adhesive tapes used for securing and banding paper products and sealing fiberboard boxes. Type I gummed tape may be strippable (Class 1) or nonstrippable (Class 2), while Type II paper-backed gummed tape, whether Grade A (light duty), B (medium duty), or C (heavy duty), is nonstrippable. The tapes shall be manufactured from kraft paper, but the use of recycled pulp in the paper is encouraged as well, and the adhesive used must not have an offensive odor and shall conform to the environmental considerations specified. Type I tapes shall consist of two strips of paper in roll form, while Type II tapes shall consist of one strip of paper in roll form. Upon manufacture, the tape shall be clean and free of folds, sharp creases, tears, cuts, and holes. The tapes shall be examined for visual defects, defects in roll construction, and defects in dimensions. Tests for adhesiveness, tensile strength, and elongation shall be performed as well, and shall conform to the physical properties specified.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification covers plain and reinforced paper gummed adhesive tapes suitable for securing and banding paper products and closing fiberboard boxes.
1.2 This specification is intended to replace Fed. Specs. CID A-A-1492, CID A-A-1671, and PPP-T-45 in part.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 11, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
D1974 Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
TAPPI StandardsUM575 Water Resistance of Adhesive Bond in Laminated Paper and Paperboard
ANSI/ASQC StandardsANSI/ASQCZ1.9 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Variables for Percent Defective
ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)