Water activated (dry gummed) tape has a host of benefits over poly film carton sealing tapes, particularly when it comes to providing tamper evident security for packed cartons. Typically, the tape is supplied reinforced, which means there is string encapsulated in the tape. Sometimes after cutting the tape, string will protrude from the edge indicating that cutting occurred.
This style of tape can be custom imprinted with your company brand info, in low quantity. When applied correctly, the bond of reinforced dry gummed tape can’t be beat for heavy cartons.
The reason most still use film carton sealing tape is because applying water activated tape requires a table top or automatic dispenser, whereas a lot of warehouses prefer the mobility of hand held tape guns.
Here are 12 solid reasons to consider water activated tape for securing your cartons:
cost than plastic film security tapes
minimum order quantity for custom imprinting
wrinkling caused by handheld tape guns
stretching (polypropylene will stretch)
adhesive glue bonds quickly and aggressively to corrugated
seal for heavy or overfilled cartons—string reinforced
affected by temperature extremes as much as plastic tape on corrugated
tamper evidence —strings protrude and/or misalign when cut
professional appearance on cartons
push button or handle/lever convenience with tape dispensers
be supplied 3.188” wide, making it difficult to seal over with 2” or 3” wide
leave behind red layer when peeled away
To explore your options for branded/ custom imprinted tape, or tape dispensers, contact RighterTrack today!
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