How to make the right choice?
The packaging industry offers different types of adhesive tape, and practice shows that a large percentage of ccustomers are not aware of what kind of adhesive tape is most suitable for their packaging needs. Therefore, we will try to make a brief comparison between the different types of tape that our company offers.
The most common and the least expensive is acrylic tape. Its polypropylene film backing is most often coated with water-based acrylic adhesive. It can stick effectively on most cartons, as well as on bags, foils, etc. Acrylic tape is unlikely to yellow over time, thanks to its resistance to oxidation. It also remains uninfluenced by exposure to sunlight and influences such as moisture, acids, etc. The main disadvantage is the poorer adhesion. When wet or during prolonged stay at low temperatures, it easily peels off. So, acrylic tape is used for light cartons at positive temperatures. Not recommended for heavy-duty cartons and for responsible applications. We keep in stock:
- Transparent acrylic adhesive tape for manual application 12mm x 66m, 38mm x 60mq 48mm x 60m
- Brown acrylic adhesive tape for manual application 48mm x 60m
- Coloured acrylic adhesive tape for manual application 48mm x 66m
The second group in our product range is adhesive tape with artificial rubber glue or also called hot-melt. They are used for packing lighter, medium and heavy cartons at favorable temperature conditions (above 5-6 degrees). This kind of tape has a great quick initial tack that guarantees higher adhesion and superior holding power, specifically when it comes to difficult and heavy bundling and packaging. It holds well at steady temperatures. Hot-melt adhesive tape tends to turn yellow with time and exposure to UV light sources. We keep in stock:
- Transparent and brown hot-melt adhesive tape for manual application 48mm x 66m
- Transparent and brown hot-melt adhesive tape for machine application 48mm x 900m
The solvent adhesive tape is made of polypropylene with an adhesive layer of solvent (natural rubber). This kind of tape is of the highest quality, but also the most expensive. It is characterized by excellent adhesive properties, wide operating temperature range. The adhesive layer ensures high adhesion (bonding strength) and is recommended for packing heavy cartons, bags, palletizing and other applications. It adheres easily to all types of surfaces. It is used for packaging products that will be stored in adverse temperature conditions (from -25 to +65 degrees), because it does not peel off. The main disadvantage is its relatively higher price. It tends to turn yellow with time and exposure to UV light sources. We keep in stock:
- Transparent solvent adhesive tape for manual application 48mm x 66m
- Transparent solvent adhesive tape for machine application 48mm x 990m
We also offer printed packaging tapes. The variety is even greater, as we have acrylic, hotmelt, solvent and PVC. We also have a wide range of self-adhesive tapes with special application.
Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to advise you on your choice of self-adhesive packaging tapes.