Carton sealing tapes are available in two main types, pressure sensitive and water activated.
Pressure-sensitive tape is an adhesive tape that will stick with application pressure, without the need for solvent, heat, or water for activation. It can be used in the home, office, industry, and institutions for a wide variety of purposes. The tape consists of a pressure-sensitive adhesive coated onto a backing material such as paper, plastic film, cloth, or metal foil. It can be applied to the carton with a simple hand held dispenser in low volume applications.
Water activated adhesive tape, also known as paper tape or gummed tape, requires water for activation. As the tape exits the dispenser water is applied by a soft bristle brush to the underside of the tape activating the adhesive before it is applied to the carton. The tape creates a strong bond with corrugated containers and offers a tamper evident seal that discourages theft.
With 5 major tape brands available Specialty Packaging has the ability to provide the correct product at the best price for any of your packaging needs. Please click on any of the links below to see the full line of products offered by each supplier, or contact us to let one our sales representatives help choose the right one for your application.