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How To Choosing the Right Type of Packaging Tape?

Packaging Tape is a flexible, adhesive-backed tape used to seal and protect packages. It can be used for a wide variety of applications, from shipping boxes to securing pallets.

The best type of tape depends on the application and environment. Consider factors like elongation percent at break, adhesive bond strength, and tensile strength when selecting your packaging tape.
Common types of packaging tape include polypropylene, rubber-backed, and vinyl tapes. These are available in a variety of thicknesses and widths to meet your packaging needs.

Choosing the Right Thickness for your Application:
Thicker tapes are ideal for securing and protecting boxes that contain heavy contents, as they provide greater resistance to stress. Heavier-duty packing tapes can also be reinforced with fiberglass for electrical and chemical insulation.
Packing tape is typically 48 mm (approximately 2 inches) wide, but 72 mm (approximately 3-inch) wide is also common. Many manufacturers offer coloured packaging tape, so that you can easily identify your products.
Tamper-evident packaging tape is also available, which detects package tampering and prevents the box from being opened without revealing its contents. It is particularly popular for e-commerce businesses that require a high level of security.

Adhesive Technology for Packaging Tape:
The glue that binds the tape together is usually a pressure-sensitive adhesive, which is a coating or saturant applied to a backing material. The saturant is often in the form of an acrylic, rubber or heat-activated resin.

Environmentally Friendly Options for Packaging Tape:
Eco-friendly and completely recyclable, paper parcel tape is a traditional product that has recently been rediscovered by businesses across the globe. Made from fully sustainable, 100% recyclable materials that present no landfill issues, the gummed water-activated adhesive on tear-resistant paper activates when moistened with a special dispenser, creating a strong, highly tamper-resistant bond.