Splicing tapes are used to make a manufacturing process continual, joining the end of a web of material to the beginning of a new web, or roll of material. This helps avoids valuable down time rethreading the new roll through the machine or press. Splicing tapes are available in a variety of carriers with different adhesive systems. They may be single or double-coated, have a polyester, film, or paper carrier, have high temperature adhesives, be repulpable, and have other features as well. The necessary characteristics are determined by the material being spliced. The web of material that is being spliced and the production process for that material determines the most appropriate splicing tape for the application. Different combinations of tape substrates and adhesive formation ensure optimal performance. The various substrates include different papers and films while the adhesive should be compatible with the material being spliced and the machines or presses being used in the production processes. Splicing tapes are used in a variety of industries and production processes. The adhesive on splicing tapes can be rubber or acrylic. splicing tape is designed for splicing release coated paper and film in elevated temperature or in conditions where initial high tack is required, for photo processing, in label or pressure sensitive coating applications that require a functional splice and for butt splice/overlap splicing applications. Repulpable splicing tapes dissolve in water. These splicing tapes ensure that the substrate and adhesive do not gum up the machinery and stop the production process in the production of paper, where water is used. But splicing requires a single coated splicing tape and is done by laying the two webs, or rolls, side by side. With a single coated splicing tape, two ends are joined together. Overlap or flying splicing is done by applying a double-coated tape to the end of the web or roll. The liner of the tape is then removed to expose the second side of the adhesive and the new web, or roll is overlapped to the adhesive, and ultimately joining the two together.