Packaging Tape Suppliers
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Tape suppliers refers to both tape manufacturers and distributing tape companies that supply tape for a number of industries. Tape, which is a long thin strip of material, is primarily used in a wide range of binding and fastening applications; however tape has several other applications as well.
Typically application-specific, many common types of tape consist of pressure sensitive adhesives, or adhesives that form a bond between the tape and the substrate when pressure is applied. Masking tape consists of an easy-release pressure sensitive adhesive and is likewise easily-torn. Used in shipping applications to secure packages such as large envelopes, bags, cartons or boxes, packaging tape consists of a heavy-duty pressure sensitive adhesive that prevents tearing, breaking, bursting or loosening. Electrical tape is made from materials that do not conduct electricity, as well as having a pressure sensitive adhesive that insulates electrical wire and other electrical conduits. Duct tape consists of a tacky and soft pressure sensitive adhesive that allows for versatility and holding power useful in applications such as water resistant sealing for military equipment. Some of the less common types of tape include sealing tape, marking tape, Gaffer's tape, various types of printed tape and 3M tape. Another category of tape includes those that are defined by the material used to produce them, such as vinyl tape, PTFE tape, foam tape and foil tape. Literally every industry uses tape in one form or another, the only variance being what kind of specialized tape they use and why.Sealing tape is a pressure sensitive adhesive tape that is used for closing or sealing slotted containers such as packing cartons or corrugated fiberboard boxes. This type of tape is particularly useful in warehousing industries. Marking tape is used to clearly identify areas and equipment in facilities such as manufacturing workshops and nuclear power plants. Gaffer's tape is typically used in the entertainment industry for applications such as securing cables and laying blocking markers. Printed tape is distinguished by the printing on the tape rather than a specific material construction. Two common types of printed tape include fragile tape and tamper evident tape. Tamper evident tape is most often used in security and containment applications. 3M tape differs from these other tapes since 3M tape is a brand of tape rather than a type of tape and encompasses a whole product line that is used in many different industries. The following tape types are defined by their material, which also lend themselves to different applications as a result of the individual characteristics of the material. Vinyl tape, for instance, has clean removal and excelled dead stretch, making it ideal for applications such as color coding, decoration, safety marking and identification. PTFE tape is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film that has been cut in thin strips primarily for use in sealing pipe threads. Foam tapes are particularly useful for gasketing, baffle, cushioning, sealing, insulation and other soundproofing applications, as well as in the medical industry. Foil tapes are often used in plating, shielding and eliminating chemical impacts caused by processes such as electroplating and chemical milling. See also:
What can one find packaging suppliers?
The following companies offer packaging: Kite Packaging, UK Packaging, Raja Pack, Pack It, Glen Pack, UK PLC, Web Packaging, Packability, AUS Packaging, Atlas Packaging.
How do you package duct tape?
You put it in a box, then fold the flaps, then tape it shut.