Duck Brand Reinforced Water-Activated Gummed Paper Tape [Discontinued]

Print Page
1 Question & Answers
  • Quantity
    View "Full Pricing Table" below for details including case sizes and volume pricing.
  • Color
  • Size
    2-3/4 in. x 375 ft.
  • Price
    $ Price/photo will update once Color & Size chosen.
Before ordering, please read the "Product Description & Specs" tab content for more information about this item.

Product Description

Duck Brand Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape is a heavy-duty, water-activated adhesive that provides an instant bond and industrial performance seal to most corrugated surfaces. This can be used for any packages small or big but it is specifically designed for high-volume or industrial shipping. With its fiberglass filament backing, it allows the tape to have extra tensile strength to prevent splits or tears. Duck Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape's backing is waterproof so it will stay intact during any wet weather conditions.

To apply, simply cut to size, wet the adhesive side of the paper with a sponge, spray bottle or rag to activate the adhesive, and then stick to the box. Or, use a gummed tape dispenser machine (sold separately).

Features & Benefits

  • Water activated adhesive – must wet the tape for the adhesive to get sticky; Gummed paper tape is not self-adhesive.
  • Ideal for high-volume, heavy-duty or industrial shipping and provides a professional, high-quality look.
  • Waterproof tape backing keeps box intact in all weather conditions.
  • Easy to unwind from roll.
  • 47 lb. per inch tensile strength.
  • Excellent adhesion to duct board.
Country of Origin: United States.


Technical Information

Duck Brand Reinforced Water-Activated Gummed Paper Tape
  • Adhesive: water activated   How are adhesives different?
  • Tensile Strength: 55 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -20°F to 120°F
  • Core: N/A
  • Material: plastic
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Reinforced Standard sizes


2-3/4 in. x 375 ft.


UPC = 075353075852

Single Item (1-7 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (8-39 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (40-79 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 80 Items)


a 11% discount

a 12% discount

a 14% discount





Question & Answers

[ viewing questions 1 through 1 of 1 total ]
John Tropp Jul 17, 2022
QUESTION: My wife is a watercolor artist, and she is looking for a source for non-reinforced water activated paper backed tape. Do you carry anything like this?
ANSWER: Unfortunately, all the water-activated tapes we sell are reinforced for shipping. Sorry, we could not be of assitance.

User Reviews

[ viewing reviews 1 through 1 of 1 total ]
Lowell F. Verified Buyer Jan 21, 2020
Duck Brand Reinforced Reinforced Water-Activated Gummed Paper Tape
As ordered, ready when driver went to pick it up. Good transaction, will reorder.
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
Shopping Cart Summary
Adhesive Tape Blog
Video Resource Library
How-To Resource Articles