Center Tape

Center Tape

I love receiving packages, but cutting through the paper and tape to reveal what’s inside? Not so. It’s bad enough that some people decide to wrap the entire box in packaging tape; what’s worse is that you don’t really know where to cut because the tape’s been stuck on crooked. That’s a lot of feeling around for that space between the two flaps and a whole lot of wasted time.

And it was perhaps with this in mind that the idea for the Center Tape came to be. The Center Tape is your regular old packaging tape with a huge improvement: the transparent strip right smack in between. That way, you can show where the person’s supposed to cut through to open the box flaps almost straight away. Ingenious.

Center Tape

The Center Tape is a 2011 red dot design concept winner. It was designed by Hwang Youn Ha and Han Seung Bum.

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Hazel Chua

About Hazel Chua

Hazel has a degree in Chemical Engineering, but has wanted to be a writer ever since she was a little girl. As luck and a whole lot of work would have it, Hazel got her cake and is eating it too: doing engineering stuff during the day, and blogging for various tech blogs during the night. She also established her own gadgetry blog recently, which you can check out at

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