There are different types of packing materials available in the market such as cardboard boxes, packaging peanut, packaging protectives to safeguard the items that are being shipped. Businesses spend lot of money in packaging to get their products delivered to their client safely.
No matter how many layers of packaging materials have been used to hold the product to prevent it from getting damaged, unless you have used a good quality packaging tape to secure your packaging or container that hold the item. Therefore, strong tapes used for packaging are the most important packaging material where no compromise on quality should be entertained.
Packing tapes are something we do not bother about but if you planning to move and packing delicate products for shipping or storage the proper tape should be used considering certain factors.
Adhesive: There are different kinds of adhesives available such as hot melt adhesive and acrylic adhesive. Different tapes can be used according to items packed.
Strength: The grade of the tape should be higher. The higher the grade the stronger the strength of the tape. Self-adhesive tapes like Vibac tapes are strong enough to solve your purpose.
Atmospheric Temperature: There are variety of tapes available in the market but only some can withstand temperature conditions and humidity.
Width: Consider the width of the tap before choosing the one for you. The tape should be wide enough to cover the gap between the boxes tightly and does not let the items fall out of the box.
Types of Tapes
Carton Sealing Tape: One of the most commonly used packaging tapes is carton sealing packaging tape. It is used by moving companies and warehouses. This tape is also used if one wants to move or store their items. The tape works best where temperature variations are not extreme.
Cold Temperature Tape: As the name suggest these tapes are used in packing the items that has to be kept in low temperature. If you want to deliver your products or move your products in cold region or if you want store your items in refrigerator, these tapes will come to your rescue. In such temperature conditions carton sealing tape’s effectiveness of adhesive reduces and therefore cold temperature tapes are designed to hold the bond between tape and cardboard box. However, it does not work for extremely warm temperatures.
Water-Activated Tape: These types of tapes are used when the risk of theft is high and you want to secure your items. If you ship your item across the country or rely on moving company for your relocation, security is the major concern. While other tapes can be reapplied and removed easily with no evidence of being removed, water activated tapes can only be applied when wet. It creates a seal on the surface of the cardboard that one has to cut or tear in order to break. The benefit of using this tape is leave the evidence of tampering when broken.
Strapping Tape: One of the most expensive tapes in comparison to others is strapping. It is used to secure items or boxes that are too heavy. The tape has ability to hold heavy items securely inside the box or the container. Strapping tapes are woven with fiberglass which makes it durable and flexible and adds strength to it.
Masking Tape: It is a pressure sensitive tape that can easily be applied or removed. They are thin, paper-like tape that are used to prevent areas like corners and baseboard while painting. They can also be used for securing light weight packages.
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