We carry a wide range of packaging and speciality tapes to guarantee we have the right tape for your application. From all-purpose packaging tapes to special use tapes, our products and equipment aim to improve consistency and reduce per pack costs.
We work with industry-leading suppliers to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective packaging tape solutions on the market.
The Tape It Right program audits existing tape processes, materials and equipment. The program will identify areas of inefficiency and offer improvements to increase productivity and reduce per pack costs. The Tape It Right program will deliver cost savings of up to 30% on your shrink wrap packaging.
How Tape It Right Works
One of the most consistent tape issues is the wrong tape being used. This often results in sealing inconsistency due to environmental issues, low product security or excessive tape use. Tape It Right asses the complete tape solution and identifies opportunities to reduce tape failure, increase product security and reduce tape consumption.
Developing a successful tape solution requires a balance of reliability and cost. When the tape is not strong enough it creates a weak seal and results in sealing failures and damaged products.
Types of Packaging Tape
Types of Packaging Tape
From the products you pack to the cartons you use; every aspect of your packaging process will impact the effectiveness of your packaging tape solution. Our Packaging Specialists will analyze every aspect of your packaging and shipping process to create the right packaging tape solution for your operation.
Carton sealing tape is available in multiple material and glue compositions. It is the primary method of sealing cartons in preparation for palletization or direct to consumer shipping. Packaging tape uses strong adhesives that penetrate the material of a carton and forms a strong bond with the carton fibres.
Manually applied packaging tapes are applied with a hand applicator. Commonly seen in low volume packaging environments, these tape rolls come in shorter lengths to reduce strain and allow for longer work periods without tiring.
|Stocked Manual Carton Sealing Tape|
|Utility Grade 170||48mm||100m||Clear||IPG||36||2106511|
|Utility Grade 300||48mm||100m||Clear||IPG||36||2008121|
|Utility Grade 161||48mm||100m||Clear||IPG||36||2001455|
|Stocked Machine Carton Sealing Tape|
|Medium Grade 7100||48mm||1828m||Clear||IPG||4||1765163|
|Medium Grade 7100||72mm||914m||Clear||IPG||4||2000561|
|Medium Grade HP200||72mm||1371m||Clear||Shurtape||4||2018871|
|Cold Temp Medium Grade HP132||48mm||1371m||Clear||Shurtape||6||2214164|
|Cold Temp Medium Grade 7151QT||48mm||1828m||Clear||IPG||4||2010690|
|Utility Grade 170||48mm||914m||Clear||IPG||6||2008122|
|Utility Grade 6100||48mm||914m||Clear||IPG||6||1765158|
|Utility Grade 369||48mm||914m||Clear||3M||6||1765060|
|Utility Grade 6100||48mm||1828m||Clear||IPG||4||1765144|
|Utility Grade 6100||72mm||914m||Clear||IPG||4||2106506|
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Types of Tape Adhesives
Types of Tape Adhesives
Packaging tape, or carton sealing tape, is made up of two key components. The glue, and the material backing which is commonly made of bi-oriented polypropylene. Whether you are packing in a hot humid environment, or the deep chill of the freezer, there is a tape for you.
When choosing a packaging tape for your solution the key consideration is the glue. There are four common types of glue used in the creation of packaging tape.
Acrylic based tapes use water or solvent-based adhesives on a BOPP backing. Acrylic tapes are suited for hot and cold application and storage environments.Features of Acrylic Tape
Hot melt tapes are made from three components. A BOPP plastic film layer, a release coating for easy unwinding and an aggressive rubber/synthetic adhesive. This produces a tape with incredible bonding power that can penetrate the hardest to adhere materials. This makes hot melt tapes ideal for packaging operations that use high recycled content cartons.Features of Hot-Melt Tape
Water-activated tape breaks from the normal formula of traditional packaging tape. Water-activated tape, or WAT, is made from four separate layers. The layers consist of a two kraft paper laminate layers reinforced with fibreglass material and the water-based adhesive. WAT’s starch-based adhesive is activated when water is applied. This formula creates a destructive bond that penetrates deep into the cartons fibres. The increased strength of WAT tape makes it optimal cartons with high recycled content or that require increased security.Features of Water-Activated Tape
Rubber adhesive tapes offer the most aggressive adhesive available in standard packaging tapes. Made from natural or synthetic rubber, these tapes have increased tack and bond quickly with their container. The strength of rubber adhesive packaging tape makes it ideal for use with cartons made from high recycled content, very rough or smooth surfaces or printed with heavy ink coverage. The increased tack of the tape helps it adhere in dusty, dirty environments as well as humid and high-temperature conditions.Features of Rubber Adhesive Tapes
|Stocked Water-Activated Tape|
|Reinforced||70 mm||600 ft||Guardian||10||2106673|
|Reinforced||72 mm||600 ft||Guardian||10||2017533|
|Reinforced||70 mm||137 m||Guardian||10||2009715|
|Reinforced||60 mm||600 ft||IPG||12||1790112|
|Reinforced||72 mm||450 ft||IPG||10||2017534|
|Reinforced||3 in||3400 ft||IPG||2||1790176|
|Plain Kraft||3 in||600 ft||IPG||10||2017528|
We carry a wide variety of Specialty tapes that allows you to consolidate all your tape products into one convenient order.
Masking tapes and general-purpose masking tapes are versatile, pressure sensitive paper tapes with a wide range of uses. The majority of masking tapes are made with a crepe paper backing. This means the backing paper is creased and wrinkled intentionally to provide a soft and flexible material for curves and uneven surfaces. In many variations, widths and grades, these tapes have been engineered and designed with a wide variety of applications in mind.Masking Tape Features
Filament and strapping tapes are made from strong BOPP films with added filaments to increase its strength. These filaments increase the tapes tensile strength and limit the risk of breaking.
Filament and strapping tape is an ideal product for those tough operations that require excellent adhesion and increased tensile strength. An aggressive adhesive combined with the reinforcing fibres combine to create a tough tape, for tough jobs.Filament and Strapping Tape Features
Duct tape, or duck tape, is a cloth or scrim-backed pressure-sensitive tape often coated with polyethylene. The aggressive high bond adhesive combined with a reinforced internal structure and polyethylene coating makes this a highly durable product with a multitude of uses.Duct Tape Features
The Right Tape
The Right Tape
Discovering the right packaging tape for your cartons requires a complete understanding of your packaging operations. A proper tape solution will consider a range of elements including the carton being packed, the packaging and storage environment, and the transportation method of the product.
Choosing the right packaging tape has a drastic impact on your per pack costs. The right tape helps you to reduce consumption and waste as well as improve seal strength and security.