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Carton Box Sealing Tapes

Carton Sealing Tape

Carton Sealing Tape is commonly used for sealing corrugated cardboard boxes closed for shipment. Shop our selection of Carton Sealing Tapes for all your business needs.

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About Carton Sealing Tape

Carton Sealing Tape, commonly known as packing tape, is an essential tool in both commercial and domestic settings for securely closing and sealing boxes and packages. This tape is specifically designed to adhere strongly to cardboard, paper, and similar materials, ensuring that the contents of a carton or package remain secure during handling, transit, and storage.

Carton sealing tape is typically made from a polypropylene or polyester backing, which grants it durability and flexibility. This backing is then coated with an adhesive, usually either an acrylic or a hot melt adhesive.

Acrylic adhesives are known for their longevity, UV resistance, and performance under a wide range of temperatures, making them ideal for long-term storage and for shipping items over long distances or in varied environmental conditions. Hot melt adhesives, on the other hand, offer a stronger initial bond and higher shear resistance, making them suitable for heavier packages and more demanding sealing tasks.

Packing tape is strong enough to hold the flaps of a carton together under tension, which can be significant in the case of heavy or overfilled boxes. At the same time, this tape is easy to cut and handle, allowing for quick and efficient application. This balance of strength and usability is achieved through the combination of the tape's materials and its manufacturing process.

The application of carton sealing tape is typically done using either a handheld tape dispenser or an automated machine in industrial settings. Handheld dispensers allow for quick and easy application but require some skill to use effectively. Automated machines, on the other hand, can seal large numbers of boxes with packing tape quickly and consistently, increasing efficiency in high-volume shipping environments.

Packing tape is a versatile and essential tool in packaging, offering strength, flexibility, and adaptability to meet a wide range of packaging needs. Its development and variations reflect ongoing efforts to balance functionality, ease of use, and environmental concerns, making it a continually evolving product in the packaging industry.

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