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Collection: Carton Sealing Tapes

The Carton Sealing Tape collection offered by CustomTapes.com is available in different lengths, widths, and thicknesses. This wide array of options is critical in choosing the best performing packaging tape to meet your needs.

Why are there are so many different types of Box sealing tape? The reason that there are so many different Carton sealing/ packing tape options is due to the huge variety of different application environments in the marketplace. Important questions to ask when choosing a tape are, is the tape exposed to direct sunlight, moisture, cold temperatures, heat, etc. Having these options is critical in choosing the best carton sealing tape for your application.  The most popular film backings are BOPP polypropylene, PVC Film, and paper. Carton sealing packing tapes may have an acrylic, hot melt rubber, or natural rubber adhesive system; and the typical film backing may be clear, tan, or any number of colors, in the case of PVC.

What are the standard lengths of Carton sealing tapes? The most common hand roll lengths are 55, 72, or 110-yard rolls. Machine length rolls can range from 720 to 2000 yards long. The What are the standard widths of Carton sealing tapes?   The most common packing tape roll widths are 2 or 3 inches wide. We have also seen a rise in wider 4” and 6” applications in automated packaging

What are the standard thicknesses of Carton sealing tapes?  Film Tape thicknesses usually range from 1.4 mils to 3.5 mils.

How do you measure the thicknesses of Carton sealing tape?   The easiest way to measure the thickness of Carton sealing tape is to use a Digital Caliper. In the USA, Film is measured in Thousandths of an Inch, or mils.    

Customtapes.com offers the widest variety of colors, thicknesses, widths, and lengths. Please request a quote for the product that suits your application need.

Who are the primary manufacturers of carton sealing tape in the USA?

As of 2021, industry consolidation has resulted in the fewest US manufacturers of carton sealing tape in decades.  3M, Intertape, Shurtape, and STA are todays leading BOPP tape manufacturers.  Names such as Staples, Uline, Office Max, Universal, Sigma, Rhino, Duck, CWC, Pro tapes, are just a few of the “private brands” that are made by other manufacturers

What is carton sealing tape used for?

Carton sealing tapes are the most cost-effective way to securely close a box. Corrugated cardboard boxes sealed with the proper carton sealing tape ensure that boxes hold their contents securely.  Colored Box sealing tapes offer a way to seal your box AND color code your package.   Printed tapes offer additional messaging while sealing your box

How strong is carton sealing tape?

Most carton sealing tapes are strong enough to do the job of proper closure.  It is always a good idea not to simply select the cheapest packaging tape because spending a few extra cents can result in a much greater insurance policy that your carton will remain sealed.  If you absolutely need the strongest carton sealing tape, Water activated tapes are a good choice as they become permanently bonded to the box. 

Is carton sealing tape waterproof?

Some carton sealing tapes can be considered waterproof or water resistant.  The best way to ensure water resistance is to select a tape that has a quality adhesive that prevents moisture from getting between the tape and the box

How do you reseal a carton?

To guarantee success in sealing a box, always start with a high quality, durable box. Next, you will want to use a good quality tape on a handheld dispenser. The handheld dispenser will help you create the highest tension resulting strongest box seal. Once you have the best tape, box, void fill and dispenser, proceed to the steps below

1. Start by folding the two smaller flaps. then, fold the two larger box flaps. Make sure that the box is the right size for your products. This will keep contents from shifting and further stressing the box seams.  If you have extra space in your box, it is always good to use some void fill to prevent the contents from shifting.  If your budget allows, it’s even better to use custom box to perfectly fit your product. 

2. Next Seal the edges of the cardboard box with the tape dispenser. Make sure the tape goes across the entire length of the box. The tape should go past the side of the box by at least 2 inches to properly secure to the sides.

3. If you want extra Box sealing performance, place tape along all box seams. This will reinforce any potential week spots.  If you are reusing a box, this is an especially helpful way to increase box strength

Bonus Box sealing tips:

Consider using a 3” wide tape.  This can actually result in a more effective seal and use less tape when compared to using extra strips of a 2” tape

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