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.
PVC is short for polyvinyl chloride, a versatile and flexible plastic polymer that forms the base of PVC tape, a thicker and stronger alternative than polypropylene tape. PVC tape may be best known for its quiet pull from the roll and ease of use because it doesn’t stick to itself. Practically speaking, the durability of PVC tape makes it especially ideal for sealing packages containing large parts and bulky supplies, which is why PVC tape is our top-selling custom packaging tape for heavy shipments.
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.
We’ve been creating custom shipping tape for the last 35 years and if there’s one thing we’re confident telling our customers it’s that not every type of tape is right for every job.
Today we’re going to look at some of the different tapes of tape we offer and their key selling points. It’s our hope that this guide helps you determine which type of custom shipping tape you need. Continue reading “Are You Using the Right Tape?”