Packaging tapes are used for closing and sealing boxes, and securing packages. The tapes consist of one side coated with pressure sensitive adhesive designed to stick to where it is applied. There are different types of packaging tapes and their strengths vary according to their different purposes. Some of the more common types of tapes are polyester, filament, strapping, acrylic, masking, duct, printed, and adhesive transfer. They are used on packages for transporting, warehousing and general storage. These packaging tapes are known for their tensile strength and can secure packages over a long period of time.