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Packaging Tape Technical Information

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Basics of... Carton & Water Activated Box Sealing Tapes & Filament/Strapping Tapes

Carton Sealing Tape

Hot Melt Carton Sealing Tapes

  • Most popular carton sealing tape for general applications
  • Provides the widest range of application flexibility
  • Highest holding power at room temperature
  • Excellent performance in both automated and manual applications
carton sealing tape

Water-Activated Tapes

  • Requires water to activate adhesive
  • Instantly bonds to virgin or recycled corrugate resulting in a tamperevident package
  • Reinforced tapes provide extra strength for heavier cartons and are designed for applications where durability, extra strength and reliability are required.
  • Paper Tapes (non-reinforced) are best suited for sealing lightweight or standard sized packages or cartons and are the most environmentally preferred method of sealing a box
carton sealing tape

Acrylic Carton Sealing Tapes

  • Recommended for cold temperature, lower humidity applications
  • Ages well even if exposed to fluorescent or UV light
  • Tape will not yellow over time; works well for storage
  • Good initial adhesion, but requires 24 to 48 hours to achieve maximum bond
carton sealing tape
Adhesive Type Hot Melt (Synthetic) Acrylic Water Activated Vegetable Based Adhesive
Backing Options Polypropylene, Polyester Polypropylene, Polyester Paper
Dispensing Options Hand or Machine Hand or Machine Dispenser & Water Source Required
Popular Colors Clear, Tan Clear, Tan Natural or White
  Temperature Range  
Application Conditions +45°F to +140°F +32°F to +120°F +33°F to +120°F
Post Application Conditions -10°F to +140°F -30°F to +200°F 0°F to +120°F
  Adhesion to Surfaces  
Rough or Recycled Corrugated Fair Good Excellent
Printed Cartons Good Good Excellent
Over- stuffed Cartons Excellent Good Excellent
Under- stuffed Cartons Good Good Excellent
  Performance Properties  
Resistance to Moisture Fair Poor Excellent
Resistance to Aging Good Excellent Excellent
Clarity Good Excellent Not Applicable
Resistance to UV Light Good Excellent Excellent


Filament/Strapping Tape

  • Filament tapes are available with Uni- or Bi-directional filament reinforcements for added strength. Strapping tapes do not contain filament reinforcements
  • Used for box closure, splicing and sealing. It's high strength, excellent quick-stick and adhesion properties make it ideal for use on a variety of surfaces and perfect for use on difficult long or short-term bundling applications
  • Moisture and abrasion resistant
Adhesive Type Hot Melt (Synthetic) or Natural Rubber
Backing Options Polyester, Polypropylene, Paper
Filament Options Fiberglass, Nylon, Polyester
Dispensing Options Hand
Colors Clear, White

filament strapping tape
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