Choosing the correct carton sealing Tape for the job can be challenging, A Hughes Enterprises Packaging Consultant will provide the answer.
Hughes team are experts at all of the varieties of Carton Sealing Tape, including carton sealing tape (hand length or machine length), acrylic, hot melt, water activated tape (gum tape) and filament tape (strapping tape).
Learn more about each type below.
Varieties of Carton Sealing Tape
Carton Sealing Tape
Hand Length: Typically 50 Meters or 100 meters in length, this tape is applied with a hand held dispenser
Acrylic: Good for extreme temperatures, Less likely to oxidize or yellow with age
Water Activated Tape (Gum Tape): Paper tape with a water-based adhesive that is activated by water. Water-activated tape can be found in plain Kraft paper for light cartons or reinforcement for heavy shipments
Machine Length: Typically 914 meters or 1500 meters in length, used with semi or fully automatic case sealing equipment
Hot Melt: Significantly higher adhesive than Acrylic Tape, ideal for shipping cartons that are not stored for significant periods of timeTypically 914 meters or 1500 meters in length, used with semi or fully automatic case sealing equipment
Filament tape (strapping tape): A pressure-sensitive tape possessing reinforcements of tensilized polypropylene, polyester yarn or glass yarn filaments, with a variety of strengths and adhesive types. This is typically used for reinforcing packages, bundling items and pallet unitizing