This refers to a combination of a pressure-sensitive adhesive with a carrier. Tapes are either self-wound or utilize release liners or films.
Sometimes called 'sticky tape'. Adhesive tape that adheres to a surface when pressure is applied. The adhesive frequently degrades leaving a brown residue, which stains and makes the paper brittle. Some conservation grade pressure sensitive tapes are available but they are not recommended for use on original materials.
A combination of a pressure sensitive adhesive and a backing.