Water-activated tape, also known as gummed tape or Kraft tape, is a type of packaging tape that requires water to activate its adhesive properties. It is commonly used for sealing boxes and packages in various industries.
Here's how water-activated tape works:
1. Adhesive Composition: Water-activated tape is made of a paper or reinforced paper backing coated with a starch-based adhesive. The adhesive is dry and inactive until it comes into contact with water.
2. Activation: To activate the adhesive, you need to apply water to the tape's surface. This can be done using a sponge, brush, or a specialized dispenser that moistens the tape as it is dispensed.
3. Bonding: Once the adhesive is activated, it becomes sticky and bonds with the surface of the package. The tape forms a strong, secure seal that is difficult to tamper with.
Advantages of water-activated tape:
1. Secure Seal: Water-activated tape forms a strong bond with the package, creating a secure seal that is resistant to tampering. It provides better protection against theft or unauthorized opening compared to other types of tape.
2. Durability: The adhesive used in water-activated tape is typically stronger and more durable than the adhesives used in pressure-sensitive tapes. It adheres well to a wide range of surfaces and maintains its bond even in challenging conditions.
3. Eco-Friendly: Water-activated tape is often made from recyclable and biodegradable materials, such as paper and starch-based adhesives. This makes it a more environmentally friendly choice compared to tapes made from non-recyclable plastics.
4. Customizability: Water-activated tape can be customized with company logos, branding, or other messages, providing an opportunity for brand recognition and enhancing the aesthetics of the package.
5. Cost-Effective: While the upfront cost of water-activated tape may be higher than other tapes, it can be more cost-effective in the long run due to its superior bonding strength. It requires less tape to achieve a secure seal, reducing material usage and waste.
|Stick Tapes, 3M, Tesa, Classique, Abro, Sansui, Wonder 555
|0.075mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm
|Sealing, Binding, Packaging