Packaging tapes are an extremely versatile product that it’s literally a must-have item at the office, workshop, warehouse and even home. If you are a business owner running an e-commerce store or a business that provides delivery service, you would know that packaging tapes are important to ensure that the products arrive at your customer’s door safe and secure.
That said, there are different types of tapes available for your storage and packaging needs. Let’s take a look at some of the high quality tapes from Lion File’s online store and understand it’s specific use.
Cellulose tape or what some refer to as “scotch tape” is one of the most commonly used tapes in the world. It’s a household and business staple that is used for everything from securing carton boxes, sticking light objects together, attaching paper to a surface, sealing envelopes, gift wrapping and various other applications.
These tapes are perfect for packaging and carton sealing - thanks to it’s adhesive strength and glossy finish. It has high peel adhesive and excellent tack value as well, which basically means the adhesive bond is formed rather quickly as soon as two surfaces are brought together with light pressure.
For the best experience and ease of use, pair it with Excell Tape Dispenser. It comes with a comfortable handle to optimise the user's experience, a rugged steel frame to ensure the tape can be placed in a good position, a static cling strip to keep the tape in a ready-to-use position each time after dispensing and a side loader with adjustable brake to stop the tape when necessary.
Masking tape is a type of pressure sensitive tape made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, also known as crepe paper. It is available in a variety of widths and is generally used for light purpose packaging, bundling, holding and non-critical masking. Masking tapes have great tackiness and adhesion on multiple surfaces such as painted wall, dry wall, wood, glass and metal surfaces.
In addition to packaging purposes, masking tapes can also be used for organizing, labelling, painting and crafting - thanks to its temporary nature. It’s super flexible and easy to use - you don’t even need a pair of scissors as you can easily tear it apart and start taping. Our favourite characteristic of this tape would be the fact that it can be easily removed and peeled smoothly without leaving any residue or damaging the surface to which it is applied.
Packaging tape is typically made of a strong acrylic plastic or polypropylene material that is coated with a strong, effective adhesive. It’s nature of great adhesion and shear resistance to the carton surface makes it perfect for light to medium duty carton sealing or bundling applications. Best part, the tape has excellent aging characteristics and holds up well to both hot and cold weather. If you are shipping long distances with unpredictable weather conditions in between, these brown packaging tapes are reliable and the right one to use.Now that you know the different characteristics and uses for the tapes, it’s time to source for an affordable and reliable tape supplier for all your business and household needs. Lion File offers a variety of high quality packaging tapes - different widths of cellulose tape, masking tape and brown packaging tape - to suit your preference. Browse through our collection of packaging materials here.