Flatback paper tapes are used for packaging, box sealing, splicing, or temporary holding. More heavy duty than masking tapes. The brown flatback paper tape is often used for packaging. The product we stock is a waxed surface. We do have the matte flatback paper tape available through special order from Intertape (the old American Tape PM2). Colored flatback paper tapes are printable and can also be custom slit to size.
There are a line of bleached flatback paper tapes available that are typically used for military or government packaging that meet ASTM D 5486M-06, Type V or ASTM D 6123/D 6123M-07, Type II. These products are water resistant. Call us with your specific need.