Scotch® Cellulose Tape was invented in 1930 by Richard Drew, a 3M scientist. Later renamed Cellophane Tape, the tape was originally designed to be an attractive, moisture-proof way for grocers and bakers to seal cellophane wrap.
8. What’s the difference between Scotch® Magic™ Tape and Transparent Tape?
Good question. Not all Scotch® Brand Tapes are alike. Some are ideal for gift wrapping, others work well for school projects. We make lots of specialty tapes, too, like Correction Tape and Artist Tape. Our Transparent Tape Selector helps you understand the differences between tapes, so you can make the best choice for each project.
10. I’m moving/shipping some valuables. How can I make sure they arrive intact?
Most important is to use the right tools for the job. Scotch® Brand has designed bubble wrap, boxes and packaging tape with shipping and storage in mind. Secondly, skillful packing will help protect fragile items, like glass or china. Learn handy tips for packing breakables, heavy items and odd shapes. Read more .
11. Why are there different kinds of packaging tape?
When it comes to packaging tape, one size doesn’t fit all. Sometimes you only need a lightweight hold to seal smaller boxes and envelopes. Other times, you want tape that can withstand years of storage. Scotch® Packaging Tapes are designed to meet various shipping, moving and storage needs. Our Packaging Tape Selector helps you select the right tape for the job.