Advanced Packaging

Carton Sealing Tape

Carton Sealing Tapes come in many different variations of color and performance characteristics.  They come in different lengths, widths, thicknesses, and also different adhesives.

Carton sealing tapes are a packing tape used in a variety of environments and each type is suited best to particular applications.  Tapes will most frequently be found in acrylic, hot melt, or natural rubber adhesive systems. They can be PVC, polypropylene, and even paper.

Carton sealing tapes are typically 55 yard or 110 yard rolls, though machine length rolls can range from 1000-2000 yards in length. The width of the rolls ranges from 2 to 3 inches.

The gauge of the tape is a large factor in the durability. Economy tapes may be less than 1.5 mils thick while heavy duty carton sealing tapes are over 3 mils thick.

As the name implies, carton sealing tapes are generally used for packing and sealing boxes. Using the appropriate tapes, corrugated cardboard boxes will hold their contents more securely and are less likely to spill their contents incidentally. The adhesive used, gauge and other physical properties are essential to the particular situation. Corrugated cardboard that has been recycled may require a different carton sealing tape than cardboard that has not.

Carton sealing tapes are best known for three types of adhesives: natural rubber, hot melt and acrylic. The backing is most frequently clear  polypropylene film, but some kraft tapes are used.

  • Hot melt adhesives will bond to corrugated paperboard much quicker than acrylic, but acrylic adhesives have better long lasting adhesive properties.
  • Higher end kraft tapes have a silicone release coating while the adhesive is typically synthetic rubber based. These tapes offer a lot of flexibility for sealing around corners, edges and irregular surfaces. Due to their biodegradable nature  and being recyclable, they are a great choice for sustainable packaging. Lower end water activated paper tapes are slowly being phased out as they are messy and difficult to apply.
  • Carton sealing tapes are frequently applied with hand held dispensers, or in higher volume environments, will be applied with carton sealing machines.  Carton sealing tapes may be printed and customized with a logo, corporate information or specific color.

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