Packaging tapes are pressure-sensitive tapes used to seal, reinforce and protect packages in shipping applications. They are typically backed with a rubber resin adhesive and are resistant to moisture, tears, abrasion and general wear. Packaging tapes come in translucent and colored forms. Translucent tapes are ideal for keeping underneath text visible, as with shipping addresses or specialty handling instructions. They do not yellow or crack under rough handling. Colored tapes are used to seal cartons, close and seal bags and color-code packages.