Gummed Paper Tapes Biodegradable and recyclable gummed paper tapes from Macfarlane provide an environmentally friendly alternative for standard packaging. These hardwearing tapes are suitable for sealing all parcels and cartons. Tapes require water to activate the adhesive. A paper tape dispenser is required to moisten, cut and dispense tape automatically. Once removed from the box the tape cannot be resealed and therefore provides visible evidence of any tampering. It is also tolerant of storage temperature fluctuations.