Buying Custom Packing Tape
When you heard the word tape, what is the first thing that immediately comes to your head? This can literally about anything from scotch tape, shipping tape and whatnot. Regardless on what is it that comes to your mind, you’ll certainly be surprised that these tapes have different types. If you like to learn more about the world of tapes, then let’s begin.
Shipping or packaging tape – this is widely known to guarantee the security and the safety of packages that are for delivery. Oftentimes, its purpose is confused with the storage tape that’s used for securing packages that have to be stored for quite some time. The adhesive is the main difference that these two tapes have.
With regards to shipping tape, it uses hot melt adhesive which provides stronger holding power and is also applicable to custom packing tapes. Much like office tapes, the shipping tapes are available in rolls to be put on dispenser or in a disposable dispenser. You can also buy them in value packs so watch out for this. There are many types of shipping tape and every single one of them has this unique feature which makes life easy.
Number 1. Heavy duty – the shipping tape is 20x stronger when compared to storage tape. Being burst, split as well as moisture resistant, this is made for a long lasting performance.
Number 2. Recycled – as the name suggests, this tape has a commercial grade with 50% of its materials are made from recyclable products.
Number 3. Commercial grade – with this kind of tape, it is providing extreme performance and can secure heavy boxes in different environments.
On the other hand, storage or moving tape is almost the same with shipping tape but it’s made with acrylic adhesive which makes it more ideal for storage purposes. The acrylic adhesive is actually UV resistant and designed to withstand different temperature. Scotch has two types of storage tapes and these are long lasting and recycled.
With long lasting, it is meant that the tape is great for extreme temperature and therefore, great for long term storage while recycled tapes have similar qualities but this comes with a greener option for it has 50 percent recycled materials.
You’ll notice that the sizing for a storage tape is quite similar of custom packing tape. Typically, the width is about 1.88 inches with a core of 3 inches. The thickness is ranging from 2.6 millimeter to 3 millimeter. Remember, before you make a purchase, you must be aware of the required sizing for dispenser.