All About Custom Packing Tape
When you heard the word tape, what is the first thing that immediately comes to your head? It could be shipping tape, the reliable scotch tape and so on. Well, regardless what comes to your head first, you will be surprised that these types do have different types. Let’s start if you would like to know more about tapes.
Shipping or packaging tape – this is widely known to guarantee the security and the safety of packages that are for delivery. Oftentimes, its purpose is confused with the storage tape that’s used for securing packages that have to be stored for quite some time. Well, the difference that these tapes have all lie in the adhesive.
With regards to shipping tape, it uses hot melt adhesive which provides stronger holding power and is also applicable to custom packing tapes. Much like office tapes, the shipping tapes are available in rolls to be put on dispenser or in a disposable dispenser. You have to check for some value packs because they can be bought in such as well. There are various kinds of shipping tape and each of it has a unique feature that can certainly make your life a lot easier.
Number 1. Heavy duty – the shipping tape is 20x stronger when compared to storage tape. Being burst, split as well as moisture resistant, this is made for a long lasting performance.
Number 2. Recycled – as the name suggests, this tape has a commercial grade with 50% of its materials are made from recyclable products.
Number 3. Commercial grade – for this tape, this delivers awesome performance and is capable of securing heavy boxes in different environment.
On the other hand, storage or moving tape is almost the same with shipping tape but it’s made with acrylic adhesive which makes it more ideal for storage purposes. The good thing about acrylic adhesive is that, it is UV resistant and can withstand extreme temperature. Scotch has two types of storage tapes and these are long lasting and recycled.
By the term long lasting, it only means that the tape is suited for extreme temperatures and for this reason, it is good for long term storage while recycled tapes have the same qualities but it is a greener option for it is manufactured with 50 percent recycled materials.
You will notice that the sizing for storage tape is similar of custom packing tape. The width of the tape is often 1.88 inches with a core of 3 inches. The thickness is ranging from 2.6 millimeter to 3 millimeter. Once again, you need to be aware of the required sizing for the dispenser before making a purchase.