It’s all about stickiness
Hos is adhesive tape sticky but can still be unrolled? The secret is pressure-sensitive adhesives: They are permanently sticky and can adhere to different materials.
But pressure-sensitive adhesives only retain their permanent tack at room temperature. They don’t like cold and heat very much, become brittle or even tear. It is best to store adhesive tapes at room temperature, protected 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 have to seal packages, for example for online retail, you already know this: There are a few things to consider when choosing the right packaging tape and when sealing packaging. We have answers to the most important questions so you can keep track of it all.
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Of course, you need different adhesive tape for large, heavy packages than for small, light ones. But which one exactly? This overview tells you the ideal adhesive tape for your needs.
Adhesive tape made of polypropylene is tear-resistant and well suited for sealing light and medium-weight packages. As a low-noise version, it is also wonderfully quiet when unrolling. PP tape has a high level of instant tack, but not good permanent tack, which means it will come off after a while.
Polyvinyl chloride adhesive tape is very durable 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 adhesive.
Adhesive tape made of paper is tear-resistant and can be unrolled quietly. The base made of recyclable kraft paper means it is also environmentally friendly. This tape is suitable for light to medium-weight packages.
This adhesive tape is fiberglass reinforced and therefore very tear-resistant. It has a high level of immediate and permanent tack and must be used when shipping dangerous goods.
You have probably used this tape before to mask off things when painting. It is easy to unroll, write on, tear off by hand and remove without leaving any residue.
You can only use this band together with a corresponding device: It is moistened by the machine and then applied. The adhesive tape is recyclable, insensitive and also holds on dusty surfaces.
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 to seal or insulate.