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    Sealing Packages: Your Guide to the Right Adhesive Tape

    Which type of tape is suitable for which cardboard? Where do the price differences in adhesive tape come from? With these tips, you can find the right packing tape and save money when sealing packages.

    It's all about the stickiness

    Why does an adhesive tape stick and still unroll? The secret is pressure-sensitive adhesives: they have a permanent stickiness and can adhere to various materials.

    However, pressure-sensitive adhesives only retain their long-term adhesion at room temperature. They are less fond of cold and heat, become brittle or even tear. It is best to store adhesive tapes at room temperature, away from light and dry. Adhesive tapes have different carrier surfaces, such as paper, foil or fabric, which are coated with pressure-sensitive adhesives.

    If you often seal parcels, for example for online retail, you already know that there are a few things to consider when choosing the right packing tape and sealing packaging. To help you stay on top of things, we have answers to the most important questions.

    • How do you save money when sealing packages?

    • What are the different types of tape?

    • Why are there price differences for optically identical adhesive tapes?

    Quick Tips: Dos & Don'ts When Locking

    Save money on capping

    Use wide tape instead of narrow tape. This is faster and cheaper in the long run because you need less material.

    Awkwardly glued

    Multiple gluing is not safer and does not leave a good impression on customers.

    The right technique

    With the right adhesive technology, you can seal packages quickly, safely and neatly.

    Sealing Packages: The Differences in Adhesive Tape

    Acrylate, Hot Melt, Rubber

    The adhesives used

    Polypropylene (PP) adhesive tapes are chemically produced with acrylic glue or hot melt glue (artificial rubber). They have good immediate adhesion (adhesion) at the beginning, but not a high durability. This means that they can come off the box after 2 to 3 days. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tape is often combined with natural rubber. It does not have high adhesion at the beginning, but after 1 to 2 days it binds strongly to the substrate and can no longer be easily removed (high cohesion).

    Pros and Cons

    Adhesive tapes in check

    PP adhesive tapes are tear-resistant and inexpensive, but very noisy when unrolling. That's why there are low noise adhesive tapes. These have been chemically treated so that they do not make any noise when unrolling. PP adhesive tapes are best used to seal light and medium-weight packages. PVC adhesive tapes are ideal for your heavy boxes: they are resistant and extremely tear-resistant, but you need a little more strength when unrolling.

    CHF 1 to 5

    This is how much adhesive tapes cost

    At first glance, it is not easy to recognize the differences in packing tapes and to understand the sometimes strong price differences. The prices depend on the material used: For example, you can get thin, rather low-quality PP adhesive tapes with little glue for just under CHF 1. PVC adhesive tapes with a thicker layer of natural rubber cost CHF 4 to 5. We recommend TESA as a particularly high-quality adhesive tape.

    Seal parcels properly with adhesive tape

    Up to 12 kg

    2-strip closure

    The lid bottom closure is suitable for low transport loads. Cover both sides of your package with a long strip of adhesive.

    Over 12 kg


    The 6-strip closure is ideal for heavy boxes and long transport routes. Apply the tape as a "double L" over the four short edges of your packaging.

    From 25 kg

    Double-T closure

    Suitable for very high transport loads. Seal bottom and lid slots by covering the edges with tape.

    Practical & fast

    Box with self-adhesive closure

    You've never closed so quickly: In the Model Online Shop you will find practical boxes with self-adhesive closures in various sizes. This solution is particularly efficient for e-commerce.

    Adhesive tape 1x1

    Of course, you need different tape for large, heavy packages than for small, light ones. But which one exactly? With this overview you will find the ideal adhesive tape for your needs.

    PP Adhesive Tape

    Polypropylene tape is tear-resistant, it is well suited for sealing light and medium-weight packages. As a low noise version, it is also wonderfully quiet when rolling. PP adhesive tape has a high level of immediate adhesion, but does not have good long-term stickiness, i.e. it peels off after some time.

    PVC Adhesive Tape

    Polyvinyl chloride tape is very resistant and tear-resistant. Ideal for heavy boxes and for storing sealed packages. The adhesive strength develops after 1 to 2 days and lasts for years, thanks to the natural rubber glue.

    Paper Tape

    Paper tape is tear-resistant and can be unrolled quietly. With its carrier, recyclable kraft paper, it is also environmentally friendly. This tape is suitable for light to medium weight packages.

    Filament Tape

    This adhesive tape is glass fibre reinforced and therefore very tear-resistant. It has a high level of immediacy and durability and must be used when shipping dangerous goods.

    Crepe Tape

    You've probably used this tape for masking while painting. It is easy to unroll, can be labeled, torn off by hand and removed without leaving any residue.

    Wet Adhesive Tape

    You can only use this tape together with an appropriate device: it is moistened by the machine and then applied. The adhesive tape is recyclable, insensitive and adheres even on dusty surfaces.

    Fabric Tape

    If you need a particularly heavy-duty adhesive tape, choose a tape reinforced with textile fabric or tear-resistant plastics. You can also use fabric tape for sealing or insulation.

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