Tape – Fragile

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1 roll of orange tape marked 'Fragile'


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Fragile tape is one of the most crucial aspects of your moving and storage transition. Reducing the expenses associated with moving is an important task that must not be overlooked, and fragile tape is at the forefront of this. This is mainly due to the correct labelling of your boxes, and fragile tape is the best way to do this. By ensuring that all your packages are correctly taped and labelled, this will guarantee that there is no damage to your goods during the handling process of moving. Additionally, to the costs associated with damaged goods, the fragile tape can also help avoid the time expenditure. Replacing these goods, or merely returning them to whoever sent them, will prove to be a tedious task that can be easily avoided with fragile tape.

Best used for

Fragile items that may break easily


What is fragile tape?

In short, the fragile tape is an industrial-grade tape that is commonly used for packaging boxes and other delicate objects, so that you can let your removalists know which items to take care of. The use of fragile tape can save you ample time and costs when moving or storing your goods. Without fragile tape, the movers may be unaware of what items are fragile or not. If this does occur, then your things may be damaged in the move, resulting in costs and time expenditure that could be avoided throughout your move.

Is fragile tape damaging?

Fragile tape is made to stick, and it does. So, if it is removed improperly, the adhesive may attract dirt, ruin the appearance of possessions and stick to other things. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps to ensure that fragile tape does not damage your goods. Firstly, remove all the remaining tape. If the fragile tape is stubborn, you can set your hair dryer to medium and soften the adhesive. Secondly, add a small amount of an oil-based product to a rag, leave it for 5-10 minutes, then wipe the area where the fragile tape was with a dry rag. The residue then will rinse off. Thirdly, if the previous technique does not remove the fragile tape adhesive, then wash the area thoroughly with soapy water. Follow this by doing the same as the oil-based product, but with a commercial solvent-based goo remover. Read the label carefully, as plastic, glass, painted items and finished wood is susceptible to damage from this product. Finally, after the adhesive is removed from step one or two, rewash it with soapy water to ensure everything is removed.

Is fragile tape recyclable?

One of the biggest questions involving fragile tape is, “is it recyclable?” The short answer is no. Unlike paper tape, fragile tape is polypropylene-based, which means that it cannot be recycled. However, there are ways to combat this. Regardless of the type of tape, you can still recycle the cardboard boxes that are used. This can be done by removing the fragile tape from the pack. When cardboard boxes reach the recycling plant, the boxes are soaked in water that then causes the tape to fall away. Although, packages that contain too much fragile tape will get snagged in the recycling machine and cause them not properly to recycle the product. Therefore, it is imperative to use fragile tape sparingly, and if you use more, you must remove the majority of it from the box.

How much fragile tape do I need?

How much fragile tape needed for a job is a question that is commonly asked when buying tape. Several variables are involved when asking this question. Firstly, you can base this off how many boxes are needed for fragile items. If it is a limited number, one roll of fragile tape would be enough, however, if you find there to be tens of boxes that contain items that are deemed valuable, then getting two or three rolls of fragile tape is deemed suitable. It is also important not to overbuy your fragile tape. Fragile tape is best used sparingly, as once it is applied, it can be quite challenging to remove. Due to this, by buying only the amount you need is imperative in saving time when finishing your move or storage needs.


National Storage or its agent will deliver the goods you order to the address you specify in your order, within the agreed time frame, subject to their availability.

National Storage’s days of operation for delivery are Monday to Friday servicing locations across Australia and New Zealand. The minimum delivery fee is $19.95. Please refer to the delivery service fee calculator on https://nationalstorage.com.au/online-shop/ available prior to checkout to determine if your delivery address is within our service area and the correlating delivery fee. The delivery fee is also subject to the quantity and size of your order.

Once your order has been placed, National Storage or its agent will provide you with a tracking number. Should you wish to amend your order details or have any queries, please contact our customer service team on 1300 217 115 if you are located in Australia or 0800 541 055 if you are located in New Zealand.

The standard timeframe for delivery is 3-5 business days for metro areas. Please note, due to Covid19, our deliveries can experience delays of up to 5 business days.

Anyone at the delivery address who receives the goods will be presumed by National Storage or its agent to be authorised to receive the goods.

If there is no-one at the delivery address or no-one of appropriate age to receive the order, National Storage may charge you additional delivery fees.


National Storage will provide a refund for the actual price paid for the goods by the customer where:
a. the goods are returned by the customer within 7 days of purchase;
b. the goods are in an “as new” and re-saleable condition;
c. the goods have not been used and are still in their original packaging; and
d. the customer provides valid proof of purchase.

Any refund processed must be refunded via the same payment method. Refunds will not be processed to a different card or account than the original purchase card/account.

If you do not have valid proof of purchase, we can provide you with an exchange

“Faulty or damaged goods”

Our products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law or the Consumer Guarantees Act (NZ).

You’re entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and you’re also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality but the failure does not amount to a major failure.

We will accept product returns and provide you with a replacement, refund or repair where:
a. The product is faulty or is not of acceptable quality; or
b. The product is not fit for its intended purpose; or
c. The product does not match its sample or description.

We recommend you retain your receipt, as we may require proof that you purchased the product from us.

Please be advised that from 1 July 2022, we will no longer be buying back boxes as a part of our buyback program.