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Packaging Tape

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.

Crawford Packaging’s Tape Solutions

We work with industry-leading suppliers to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective packaging tape solutions on the market.

Tape It Right

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.

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Types of Packaging Tape


Types of Packaging Tape

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

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.

Hand Applied Packaging Tape

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
Type Width Length Colour Manufacturer Rolls/Case Part Number
Standard 6100 48mm 100m Clear IPG 36 2106512
Standard 6100 48mm 100m Clear IPG 36 2106507
Standard 6100 48mm 132m Clear IPG 48 2003008
Standard 1600 72mm 100m Clear IPG 24 1765135
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
Premium 369 48mm 100m Clear 3M 36 2106513
Premium 371 48mm 100m Clear 3M 36 2106509

Machine Applied Packaging Tape

Machine applied packaging tapes are designed to optimize machine efficiency and increase productivity. Commonly used in medium to high packaging applications, machine tapes come in longer rolls that extended run times and increase case erector/case sealer efficiency.

Stocked Machine Carton Sealing Tape
Type Width Length Colour Manufacturer Rolls/Case Part Number
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
Premium 7100 48mm 914m Clear IPG 6 1765159
Premium 8100 48mm 914m Clear IPG 6 2001013
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Packaging Tape Adhesives


Types of Tape Adhesives

Packaging Tape Adhesives


Types of Tape Adhesives

How to Find the Right Tape Adhesive

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.

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Acrylic 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
  • Excellent Clarity
  • High Shear Strength to Prevent Flagging
  • Water or Solvent-Based Adhesive
  • BOPP Backing
  • Resistant to Ageing
  • Resistant to Weathering
  • Resistant to UV and Yellowing
Applications for Acrylic Tape
  • All-purpose Applications
  • Extreme Temperature Environments
  • Outdoor Shipping/Storage
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Hot Melt 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
  • Aggressive Adhesive
  • BOPP Backing
  • Strong Bond
Applications for Hot-Melt Tape
  • High Recycled Content Cartons
  • Heavy Cartons
  • High Strength
  • Humid Environments
 
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Water-Activated 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
  • Water-Activated Adhesive
  • Strong and Destructive Bond
  • Leaves Clear Signs of Tampering/Opening
  • Automation: Pre-cut Lengths, Dispenser Fed
  • Increased Branding Options
Applications for Water-Activated Tape
  • Heavy Objects or Cartons Not Filled to Capacity
  • High Recycled Content Cartons
  • Valuable Products That Need Increased Security
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Rubber Adhesive Tapes

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
  • Very Aggressive Adhesive
  • BOPP Backing
  • Adheres in Dusty and Dirty Environments
Applications for Rubber Adhesive Tapes
  • “Problem” Packs
  • High Recycled Content Cartons
  • Strong Holding Force
  • Humid Environments
Stocked Water-Activated Tape
Type Width Length Manufacturer Rolls/Case Part Number
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
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Specialty Tapes


Specialty Tapes

Specialty Tapes


Specialty Tapes

Specialty Tapes

We carry a wide variety of Specialty tapes that allows you to consolidate all your tape products into one convenient order.

Masking Tape

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
  • Gentle Adhesive
  • Variable Grades and Adhesion Characteristics
  • Hi-Temp and Freezer Grades
  • Colours and Plain
  • Width Up to 4" Available
Applications for Masking Tape
  • Prevent Paint Bleed
  • Cover Small Sections of Glass During Coating/Cleaning
  • Attaching Material to Finished Products – Purchase Orders, Over Sheeting, Hardware Bags
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Filament and Strapping Tape

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
  • Bundling
  • Load Securement
  • Tabbing and Carton Closure
  • Reinforce Corrugate Noxes
  • Seal Containers for Shipping
  • Palletizing
Applications for Filament and Strapping Tapes
  • General Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Food and Beverage
  • Sporting Goods
  • Pipe Manufacturing
  • Metal Working
  • Military
  • Furniture Manufacturing
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Duct Tape

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
  • Widths up to 4"
  • Wide Variety of Colors
  • Variable Strengths and Adhesion
Industries That Use Duct Tape
  • Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning - HVAC
  • Motor Sports
  • Military
  • Entertainment & Stage Productions
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Emergency Repair
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The Right Tape


The Right Tape

The Right Tape


The Right Tape

What Packaging Tape Should You Use?

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.

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The Benefits of Using the Right Packaging Tape

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.

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  1. Reduce Damages: Using the right tape ensures a stronger, deeper bond with cartons, holding them closed. This reduces the risk of damages and can prevent outside contaminants from entering the carton.
  2. Reduce Tape Use: The right tape will seal cartons with a single strip. This helps to cut tape failure and using multiple lengths of tape to create an effective seal. Each extra strip that is eliminated is a direct cost saving for your packaging.
  3. Reduced Waste: By reducing tape failure and improving tape effectiveness, you will greatly reduce tape waste. The improve effectiveness optimizes labour efficiency as employee no longer spend time fixing cartons where the tape has failed.
  4. Increased Product Security: Products that are heavy or hold a high value often require added protection. With the right tape, you will create a pack that deters theft and offers increased levels of protection.
  5. Reduced Costs: By limiting tape use and waste, reducing damages and improving security you are able to reduce per pack costs and improve packaging tape efficiency.