What is Strapping Tape?

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What is Strapping Tape?

While top-selling packaging tapes like polypropylenePVC, and kraft paper tape often get all the glory, other lesser-known varieties have unique and noteworthy advantages that are worth a second look. One such variety is strapping tape, or filament tape. In this article, we’ll reveal the most frequent questions our customers ask about strapping tape to help you learn more about this utility-grade packaging solution.

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Is PVC Tape Waterproof?

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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. 

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4 Ways to Design the Look of Your Box with Custom Packing Tape

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With so many shipping boxes transported to and fro, companies are continually looking for ways to rise above the competition. The answer is custom printed boxes, right? Actually, no. There’s a better solution. Custom packing tape lets you design a standout package without having to pay for expensive custom printed boxes. By increasing brand visibility, improving package security and traceability, and reducing costs and inventory space required, custom packing tape can run circles around printed boxes. So, how can you customize your tape so that it tells your story? It all comes down to the design.

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How Does Water-Activated Tape Work?

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Water-activated tape an eco-friendly paper tape, or kraft tape, with an adhesive that is activated by – you guessed it: water. This water-activated feature sets paper tape apart from traditional self-stick pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, such as PVC or polypropylene. This article will break down how water-activated tape works, starting with a detailed description and the best uses for this specialized tape.

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What Type of Tape Should I Use?

Tape comparison PVC, Paper, Poly

Most of us know that different tapes have different jobs. You wouldn’t use Scotch tape for home repairs, nor would you break out a roll of duct tape to wrap presents.

The same is true in the world of custom packing tape. PVC tape, polypropylene tape, paper or flatback tape: they’re all highly-effective tapes, but there are some situations where one might work better than the others. Let’s take a closer look at the features of these different tapes. Continue reading “What Type of Tape Should I Use?”

What is Unique About Freezer Tape?

Hi-Tack Freezer Tape

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.

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What is Filament Tape?

Filament tape is a utility-grade packing tape designed for heavy-duty strapping applications. It’s named after the embedded fiberglass ‘filaments’ that add strength and integrity. Filament tape is considered a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape marked by its sticky, or tacky, backing that adheres to a surface with light pressure, as opposed to a heat-sensitive or water-activated tape that requires heat or water for activation. 

In this article, we’re taking a deep dive into the fundamentals of filament tape, starting with a brief history and finishing with the best ways to maximize its utility and boost your brand exposure.

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5 Ways to Use Custom Branded Packing Tape as a Marketing Tool

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In the era of online shopping, eCommerce merchants are increasingly embracing the marketing possibilities hiding right under their nose: the physical package. Rather than shipping goods to customers in unremarkable plain packages, many companies are seizing the opportunity to make a splash with custom branded packing tape.

A more affordable and equally impactful alternative to printed boxes, custom branded packing tape is rising to claim a top spot in the online sales-marketing spectrum.

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Custom Packaging Tape: Top Sellers

Custom Packaging Tape

Custom packaging tape isn’t one-size-fits-all. It comes with the freedom to choose the type that suits your unique application, budget, and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a custom packaging tape that’s economical, environmentally friendly, ultra-secure, or suitable for a particular application, discover our top sellers below to help guide your decision.

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