The packing tape core refers to the inner cardboard or plastic roll which the tape is wound.
Always check the core size of your selected packing tape matches the tape dispenser you choose.
Different Types of Adhesives Used For Packing Tapes
Natural Rubber Adhesives – A blend of natural rubber, hydrocarbon and natural resins, with different additives, dissolved in organic solvents.
Holt Melt Adhesives – A mixture of synthetic rubbers, hydrocarbon and natural resins with varying additives.
Water Based Adhesives – Made using a polymeric base, typically acrylics, in water, and mixed with additives.
Acrylic Based Adhesives – Made from acrylic polymers with various solvents dissolved.
The additives used in common packing tapes are primarily pigments, stablisers and inerts.
Key Packing Tape Characteristics
Breaking Load – The force required to break a tape. This is usually expressed in Newtons per width (of tape) in test conditions. Note test conditions may vary from the conditions where the tape is being applied and expected to perform.
Elongation – Refers to how much the packing tape will extend or stretch before breaking. It is expressed as a percentage of the initial tape length prior to elongation.
Storing Packing Tapes
Generally, self adhesive tapes remain at their best for a minimum of 12 months. Their ideal storage temperature is 15-25 degrees Celsius with a humidity level below 65%
If your packing tapes are stored below 15 degrees Celsius, we would suggest you store at optimum temperature (between 15-25 degrees Celsius) for a period of time (7 days) before use, so as not to experience packing tape performance problems.
Also, avoid consistent exposure to direct sunlight and heat sources as this will weaken all tape adhesives.
Try to avoid storing your packing tapes on the ground, exposure to the cold and dust may affect the performance and appearance of your packing tape.
We recommend storing your tapes on shelves or pallets in their original boxes. This will also help to protect your tapes from external agents such as insects and rodents etc.
Lastly, do not over-stack boxes of tapes as this may damage the packing tapes.
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