Packing tape is specifically designed for sealing boxes and packages, keeping their contents intact during shipment or for storage. It is a type of pressure-sensitive tape with a smooth, shiny surface. It is ideally made with metal foil or plastic film, but some are reinforced with removable release lining to make the adhesive tamper-proof. Most manufacturers offer packing tape in thick 51mm-wide rolls, but there are smaller ones that measure 36mm to 50mm wide.
Types of Packing Tape
Packing tape is generally classified according to the type of material and use. The options include polypropylene tape, which is the most common type available and is characterised for its clear yet strong, and durable surface. Kraft paper tape is another popular form of packing tape; t is brown and designed to blend well with typical boxes. Unlike polypropylene tape, kraft paper packing tape can be torn by hand.
Special packing tapes exist, too. There are printed fragile tapes to warn handlers and couriers that the package should be handled with care. High-grade shipments require PVC tape, which is typically more expensive than standard packing tape and high-tack adhesives.
For special needs, custom packing tape is a good solution. Cross weave filament-type tape is good if you want to prevent unauthorised opening of your package. Custom printed tape is an option for personalising your polypropylene tape because you can have your information or logo printed on it.
General purpose packing tapes are available here at Office Kitten, including kraft and polypropylene packing tape for multi-purpose needs. We offer different types of packing tape and discounted adhesives. With next-day delivery and the best prices from different manufacturers, it is no wonder we earned the reputation as one of the most reputable suppliers of office supplies online.