If your stockroom or warehouse is bursting with extra rolls of custom packing tape, you may wonder whether they can expire – and the answer is yes. Just like the appeal of your favorite foods dwindles with time, most types of custom packing tape will lose their zest when they’re past their prime. While an expiration date for packing tape may sound surprising, it’s just another helpful nugget of information we love to share on our mission to help you package your goods smarter.
This post is loaded with helpful insights on the shelf life of custom packing tape, including signs that it’s expired and tips for prolonging its useful life. Let’s get started.
When it comes to choosing the right custom packing tape for your application, strength is often one of the first factors to consider. If your tape isn’t strong enough to seal your packages, it instantly loses its purpose and value. When our customers ask us which tape is the strongest, our response always depends on the end-use. For general use, polypropylene tape is an affordable and versatile solution that’s strong enough for most packages. However, if you’re sealing heavy or bulky boxes, you may want to go with a heavier duty PVC tape for a stronger alternative.
In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about both types of custom printed tape to help you select the strongest option for your packaging needs.
Although they’re made from plastic materials, there are several differences between PVC and polypropylene tape. Before you choose a custom packing tape, it’s important to understand these differences, as different tapes will work better for different applications.