Whether you are routinely shipping products or not, its likely that you have a need for some type of packing tape. Selecting the correct tape for your needs can make a huge difference on delivering quality products in the condition your customers expect.
There are three different types of adhesives – Natural Rubber, Acrylic and Synthetic Rubber. With three different types, which is best for you?
First lets cover a couple packaging terms you may not know.
- Mil – the thickness of tape determines the strength (higher Mil=stronger tape).
- Tensile Strength – the force required to break the film by pulling on the opposite ends; determined by film thickness and width.
- Synthetic Rubber – applied to backing in hold molten form, cooling to form pressure sensitive adhesive.
- Natural Rubber – coagulated latex used as base for adhesives, coatings, and sealers.
- PVC (Polyvinylchloride) – a pressure sensitive tape backing based on polyvinylchloride polymers.
For more information on each type of tape listed above, click here to view our Tape Selection Guide.
If you need help selecting the correct type of tape for you, check out C&H’s tape selection here. Or if you want help from a trained product specialist, call us at 1-888-316-2223.