A comprehensive guide to carton sealing tape
When is a tape not a tape? When it comes to packing, there are a whole host of ways to go about the job. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for what is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year when it comes to packing and shipping goods. However, if you want to get it done effectively, then you’ll need to consider what type of sealing tape you’ll be using. We’ve put together a guide to sort through the wide array of carton sealing tapes on offer.
At PowerPak, we offer some of the best types of box sealing tape on the market that are suitable for a wide range of sealing projects. Manufactured by 3M, one of our most popular tapes is the Scotch tape, which has great tear and is impact-resistant. With a synthetic rubber adhesive and available in either clear or brown, it is suitable for all general purpose applications. For more information and to order, click here.
Box sealing tape comes in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of widths, lengths, colours and thicknesses on offer. There are different adhesive systems to select from as well, depending on what environment your packing boxes will be in. For example, if you are looking for packaging tape that will adhere well in cold conditions, then you can’t go past Forza’s range. With high tensile strength and breaking strain and made from a natural rubber adhesive, the tape is suitable for adhering to recycled cardboard or plastic.
Box sealing tape can be made from PVC, polypropylene or paper, and adhesive systems can include natural rubber, acrylic or hot melt rubber. They come in a range of thicknesses, from regular 30 micron right up to 50 micron for heavy-duty packing. Sealing tapes are also available in everything from general purpose to specialty. Our E-Tape, a premium polypropylene tape, is great for almost every kind of application, while our specialty packaging tapes include adhesives for extra-wide applications and heavy-duty carton sealing. Kraft, a specialty tape with great holding-power at low temperatures, is also a popular choice. There are a great range of low-cost sealing tape options on offer as well that are suitable for most applications.
Packing and sealing boxes are available in a whole spectrum of choices, so it’s important to choose the right tape for the job. Corrugated cardboard boxes and recycled boxes need to be sealed with tape that has the correct adhesive backing strength in order for the boxes to maintain their shape and securely hold their contents. Plastic boxes require an altogether different kind of tape that is high-strength, such as Forza’s range.
If you would like to learn more about how to package your boxes and cartons securely, get in touch online or talk to one of the friendly team at PowerPak today on 1800 982 920. Or you can order directly through our website here.