For an e-commerce company, the type of carton sealing tape you use is of the utmost importance since it can affect much more than just the look of your package but also protect products during shipment. Although, with so many different types of tape available for use with packaging, it can get confusing to know which is best suited for your application and what all those tape terms really mean. From understanding the benefits of WAT (water activated tape) to defining tensile strength, Hughes has the answers you’re looking for.
It is important for businesses to choose the proper tape to seal their packages correctly. The wrong choice of tape can cost companies time and money and disrupt the efficiency of the distribution line. To help you gain a better understanding and find the right packaging solution, here are some common terms used to describe tape:
WAT (Water Activated Tape) is a paper tape that offers a reliable, cost-effective packaging tape alternative for businesses. Unlike pressure sensitive adhesives, such as masking tape which are ideal for bundling and labeling, water-activated tape withstands harsh conditions as it penetrates the surface of the carton, which bonds the tape durably into place.
This durability makes WAT tape beneficial for safety reasons. Because of the way it sits on the box it is evident from a cursory examination whether the box has been tampered with or not. And additionally, water-activated tape is 100% recycled and reputable, making it an environmentally-friendly solution (a bonus for a brand’s image).
When researching packaging tape options for your warehouse needs, consider the weight and stability of your packages as well as the size of your boxes. For example, heavier loads put more stress on packages which require a wider packing tape.
To better understand your options for packaging solutions, contact Hughes Enterprises today. We are dedicated to helping our customers understand what sort of packaging solution is best for them and why.
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