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HORRIBLE Adhesiveness: Peels Away By Itself
on June 25, 2014
If I could, I'd return these for a refund. But after going through three of the 8 rolls, I've determined that despite the overwhelming positive reviews, this "packaging" tape (if you can call it that) is absolutely atrocious and fails miserably in it's stated purpose. I tried it on storage boxes for climate-controlled storage facilities and for shipping boxes, and it's absolutely unreliable and therefore unusable for the jobs.
Almost every single time the tape begins to lift off the cardboard boxes after application or a couple hours later, no matter how much I press and repress the tape down. I even lay adjacent, overlapping strips in hopes of buttressing the edges to prevent further lifting, but come back later only to see the supporting strips lifting as well.
And this is under low humidity (usually around less than 20% here in SoCal), moderate temperature (75 degrees fahrenheit), and indoors, across the span of over a year.
I don't know if my 8-roll pack came from a bad batch, or if the production techniques were changed, but I will never, nor will ever recommend, buying this junk.
Going back to the more expensive but tried-and-true 3M packing tape. In fact, I just picked up a roll from a local store to finish taping several shipping boxes with relatively expensive items; can't trust this "Duck" tape any more.