Why does packing tape smell like vinegar?
May 26, 2009 10:47 PM Subscribe
Why the heck does plastic packing tape smell like vinegar?
posted by rawredmeat to home & garden (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Has anybody else noticed this? We're talking plain old clear plastic packing tape, which has a VERY distinct vinegar smell when you use it. In roll form, it is apparently odorless, but as soon as you tape a box, WA-BAM! Vinegar smell! Has anyone else noticed this? Any thoughts?