More and more, we are seeing a version of gaffers tape described as “economy”, saying that it leaves no residue and uses natural latex adhesive.
You can have one feature, or you can have the other, but you can’t have both.
Adhesives made from natural rubber latex use glue that is based on the sap of the rubber tree. It is aggressive and it is inexpensive, but it is not designed to remove cleanly. It is the adhesive used on most duct tape, and we all know how cleanly that removes.
“Real” gaffers tape uses a petroleum-based synthetic rubber adhesive, and it is much more expensive than natural latex glue.
We know that gaffers tape is expensive, so a less costly alternative that calles itself “economy” certainly has an appeal.
If it has natural rubber adhesive and also says that it removes cleanly, there is a good chance that you will end up regretting what little money you may save.
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