It’s hard to imagine a world without tapes. It mends our valuable keepsakes, hold the different parts together as a fast repairing solution, keeps our wounds together and sometimes saves lives.

First patent for an adhesive was issued in Britain for fish-based glue. The first commercial glue factory in Europe was opened in Holland in 1750. Duct tape was created by Johnson and Johnson during World War II to meet the need for water-resistant tape that could seal canisters and fix equipment.

Below infographic, created by Globe Packaging, revolves around the amazing history of packing tape.