of Self Adhesive Packaging Tape:
Adhesive tape was first invented in 1925 by 3M Engineer, Richard
Drew, in Minnesota, USA. Drew used to frequent auto garages to test
the company’s sandpaper, and found that mechanic found it
difficult to separate two colours while doing painting jobs on cars.
then devised masking tape – a paper strip backed by light
pressure-sensitive – so that painters could use them to keep
the colours separate. This was the forerunner of the Scotch brand
Cellulose tape, which was introduced in 1930. The waterproof transparent
tape was made from oils, resins and rubber, and had a coated cellophane
to say, it was a big hit, people found hundreds of users for it,
from sealing envelopes to lugging leaky pipes. Today it’s
so popular that there is no corner of the globe – however
remote – where you won’t find self adhesive tapes and
carton sealing tapes.