Is susceptible to heating. Rolls of tape so damaged may be found to have lost their entire adhesive properties. The individual dispensers may be "bone dry" and unblemished. The original adhesive substances on the sealing surfaces will be found to have dried out completely. On unwinding the tape, the layer of dried- up gum cones off in the form of a dry flimsy film, and the resultant bare tape, in all probability, will be found to be covered with opaque patches and blotches, and will commence to curl up. Always provided the goods have not been shipped from old stocks, damage as described may have arisen from contact with heat due to bad stowage and/or improper ventilation on the voyage. See also IMDG Code & US CFR.
- Commodity Name:
CELLULOSE TAPE (Scotch Tape)