Even though it might look like traditional packing tape at first glance, freezer tape has a rare superpower. What gives it such a distinct edge? The answer lies in its unique ability to stick – and stay stuck – even when it’s freezing cold.
This article will explain more about this uniqueness by distinguishing between traditional and freezer tape in cold temperatures, discussing ideal freezer tape conditions and benefits, and finishing with customization options to make this tape even more unique.
Traditional tape vs. freezer tape in freezing temperatures
To demonstrate the uniqueness of freezer tape, let’s compare what happens to traditional packaging tape and freezer tape when conditions dip below the freezing mark.
In cold temperatures, traditional packaging tape:
- Loses tackiness
- Falls off surfaces
- Becomes dry and brittle
In cold temperatures, freezer tape:
- Forms a strong bond
- Maintains tackiness
- Remains adhered to surfaces
The clear differences in how these two tapes perform in cold temperatures are central to the uniqueness of freezer tape. It is the only reliable solution for cold-chain and other low-temperature applications.
How cold can freezer tape handle?
Now we know that freezer tape performs better than traditional packaging tapes in cold conditions. But how cold is cold? In a nutshell, freezer tape can withstand extremely low temperatures. However, there are different minimum temperature thresholds for applying the tape versus storing tape-wrapped goods.
These minimum temperatures are as follows:
- Application temperature – You can apply freezer tape in any environment with an ambient temperature of as low as 20°F without concern over whether it will hold up.
- Storage or service temperature – After freezer tape has been applied to a package, you can store any tape-wrapped goods with confidence in temperatures as low as -15°F.
If you’re planning to apply tape or store tape-wrapped goods in freezing temperatures, choose freezer tape instead of traditional packaging tape for the best results.
Benefits of choosing freezer tape
Freezer tape has a unique formulation that allows it to adhere to surfaces and maintain its stickiness, or tackiness, when exposed to frigid temperatures. These properties are beneficial for many cold-chain and other low-temperature applications because:
- Frozen goods stay fresh
- Packages remain secure and protected
- Storage and handling instructions stay put
- Inventory steers clear of damage and loss
There are many benefits to using freezer tape in low-temperature environments instead of traditional packaging tape, all delivering peace of mind that it will hold up to the conditions and keep your goods secure.
Custom printed freezer tape can increase the uniqueness quotient even more. Whether imprinted with your logo, essential storage and handling instructions – or both – you can put your brand and the integrity of your goods front and center.
Every roll of our custom printed freezer tape comes in a standard 1.9 mil thickness with the following customization options:
- Width: 2 or 3 inch
- Length: 55, 110, or 1,000 yards
- Color: white or clear
- Ink colors: print up to 3 inks
In this article, we’ve covered several ways that freezer tape is unique. From its distinct ability to stick and remain stuck in below-freezing temperatures to the flexible customization options for added uniqueness, our hi-tack freezer tape opens a world of opportunities for cold-chain and other low-temperature applications.
Beyond freezer tape, we also offer custom printed polypropylene, PVC, paper, flat back, and filament tapes to affordably meet your packaging needs without having to invest in expensive printed boxes. To learn more about freezer tape and our other offerings, contact our sales and design professionals to design a unique and affordable packaging solution for your brand and budget.