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Not so fast! This isn't that kind of tape (Kapton).

By holding electronics together, I mean to hold mechanical parts together for shipping such as flaps and other parts that can flop such as printers and scanners.

It's a very thick material that holds firm but always comes off easily. I've seen it in a variety of colors such as green, red, but most often in blue.

What kind of tape is this?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I’m voting to close this question because is it not an electronic design question. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2020 at 3:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ But it does have to do with packaging and shipping of electronics. Do you have a suggestion for a better place to ask? \$\endgroup\$
    – Zhro
    Oct 15, 2020 at 3:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think a very occasional "design for shipping" question is OK esp since this one has a good answer. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2020 at 8:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ I might have recommended moving this to DIY.SE, but no big deal. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2020 at 12:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is not DIY because it is about packaging small electronics, not stuff to be installed as part of houses or major appliances. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2020 at 16:47

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Probably clean-release/clean-removal strapping tape. Polypropylene with a rubber adhesive.

Eg. 3M 8896

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    \$\begingroup\$ @jonk Things like the protective film on plastic parts can be challenging to even find the correct search terms for. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2020 at 4:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, it's stuff like this that makes a difference in my life. And I appreciate it very much. I don't know exactly when I'll need this. But I know I will at some point. I've logged the information in a place where I can find it when I will need it. Whether for myself or someone else. Thanks. This is the kind of thing like 3M 5200 marine sealant I used to create a strong split-jam for a pocket door that used both steel and wood. It's a fantastic product and the split-jam would otherwise have been a poor strength for the pocket door I built. Rare stuff like this is gold when you need it. \$\endgroup\$
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    \$\begingroup\$ "I don't know exactly when I'll need this. But I know I will at some point. I've logged the information in a place where I can find it when I will need it." -- My thoughts exactly. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zhro
    Oct 15, 2020 at 16:11

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