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.
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 , 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.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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