Product Spotlight: Carton-Sealing Tape

 Are you in a sticky situation with your carton-sealing tape? Stuck wondering which tape will best meet your needs? Acorn Paper carries a complete line of pressure-sensitive carton-sealing tape with the three basic types of adhesive technologies: Acrylic, Hot Melt and Natural Rubber. Here is a carton-sealing tape overview to help you begin understanding which tape will best meet your needs and will save you the most money in the long run.

Acrylic Tape – One of the most economical tapes, Acrylic carton-sealing tape is a great all-around, all-temperature box sealing tape. It's can be used in temperatures less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit and greater than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It's resistance to aging, weathering, UV light and yellowing is another reason to choose Acrylic tape. Acrylic tape's strong resistance to oxidation means that it stays very clear, so it's a great tape for use on custom packaging with graphics. 

Hot Melt Tape – Whether manually, or automatically applied, Hot Melt tape offers a wide range of application flexibility. Hot Melt is consistent and provides reliable seals time after time to a variety of corrugated and linerboard boxes. One feature of Hot Melt is that is works well in a case sealer because doesn't become overstretched very easily. Hot Melt tapes have superior adhesion properties, holding force, tensile strength and easy unwind. Hot Melt tape also has quick-stick performance and a controlled unwind to help with dispensing on manual or automatic case sealing machines.

Natural Rubber Tape - Natural Rubber offers the most aggressive adhesive available, which makes it ideal for cold temperature applications. Natural Rubber can be applied at freezing temperatures, will withstand the sub-zero conditions of cold storage warehouses, and is ideal for winter shipments. Another benefit of Natural Rubber tape is that it is moisture resistant, which means that it will tolerate humid and damp packaging environments. Natural Rubber tape also offers fast, positive bonding with challenging applications such as high recycled content cartons, rough cartons. If you're working in a dusty and/or dirty environments, Natural Rubber tape is ideal.

Now that you have a better understanding of three basic types of tape adhesive technologies, it's time to schedule a carton-sealing tape "tune-up" with your Acorn Paper representative to determine which type of tape: Acrylic, Hot Melt or Natural Rubber is best for your business. Your Acorn Paper representative will come out to your location, analyze exactly what type of tape will best meet your needs, and present the best solution to reduce your overall tape cost. Contact Us today!