We are delighted to come back again with another packaging guide that focuses on the importance of selecting the right packaging tape for the right job. Our previous postHOW USING SHIPPING MAILING ENVELOPES CAN SAVE $$$ OF LOSSES TO BUSINESSES elaborated on how businesses can save greatly on shipping costs. In this post, you will get to know about the various types of industrial tapes available and their applications.

Packing Tape

Your packaging methods must display a clear message of neatness and tidiness. When it comes to different packaging materials serving different purposes, it is obvious that different kinds of industrial tapes would serve for certain applications better. It is ridiculous to use a filament tape to stick large packaging boxes, isn't it?

Application: Ideally, packaging tapes perform two types of applications - storage boxes or shipping boxes. For storage purposes, we recommended using acrylic packaging tapes as they are capable of handling various temperatures and have proven to maintain its seal for nearly more than three years. For shipping boxes, hot melt tapes (synthetic rubber) are more suitable as they have superior holding power while offering temperature sustainability.

Packaging Weight: Before going into the details of the types of packaging tapes, let us understand the basic measurements:

SHIPMENT WEIGHT

TAPE THICKNESS

Lightweight envelopes and mailers < 2 mil
Packages up to 70 lbs 2-3 mil
Packages up to 100 lbs 3 or >3 mil

 

Tape Dispenser Size: If you are machine wrapping your packages, make sure that the dispensers correspond to the core sizes of the tapes as otherwise the tape would not fit the dispenser. 

At PackagingSuppliesByMail.com we offer various types of packaging tapes including Gummed Tape, Filament Tape, Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Aisle Marking Tape, Rubber Tape and Strapping Tape - each of them perfectly suitable for a specific purpose.

Gummed Tapes are awesome tapes securing edges and strengthening cartons to reduce material waste. The tape seems to become a part of the box when wetted and applied to a corrugated carton. This creates a reliable seal that looks professional too.

Filament Tapes are tapes having fiber glass filament that runs down the whole length of the tape. These are generally used when binding electric wires.

Strapping Tapes are white/black colored tapes that are very similar to the Filament Tapes with added tensile strength for bundling fishing tools, yard equipment, or curtains. These can also be used to repair the spines of a damaged book.

Duct Tapes that are also known as cloth back tapes are excellent varieties that serve multiple purposes. Their high adhesion levels, flexibility, and durability, the duct tapes are widely used in repairs, construction jobs, marking and other duct works.

Masking Tape, also known as Painters' Tape has low adhesion for sensitive jobs such as painting. These help creating fine clear lines protecting certain areas.

Aisle Marking Tapes are very helpful in instilling safety of workers at site. They are available in colored as well as stripped varieties and create safe pathways for workers who work at warehouses, construction sites or any hazardous environments.

From the above, it is obvious that industrial tapes do not only serve the purpose of protecting shipments from getting apart, but also strengthen them to perform their specific functions hassle-freely. Visit https://www.packagingsuppliesbymail.com/tape to browse through the wide range of tapes we stock for varied industrial as well as domestic usage.