Water activated tape is used for closing and sealing boxes. Before closing corrugated fiberboard boxes, the tape is wetted or remoistened, activated by water. Designed to provide durability, extra strength and reliability, the backing of this reinforced tape consists of two layers of paper with a cross-pattern of fiberglass filaments laminated between. Also known as Kraft gummed tape, this paper adhesive tape provides an instant, aggressive bond to most corrugate, including virgin and recycled fibers. In addition, it generates an immediate destructive bond resulting in a tamper-evident package that is not affected by extreme hot or cold temperatures. Another benefit to gummed paper tape is that it offers resilient bonding to clean, dusty or dirty surfaces.
Did you also know that water activated tape is also brand-able? Because of its paper qualities, this tape can be custom imprinted with a brand name, logo or message. This makes it an ideal box tape for retail companies looking to ship products in a well-branded package. And because it is 100% recyclable and re-pulpable after use, it’s an eco-friendly option for your box closure needs. So if you’re looking for a carton sealing tape with a clean, professional appearance that sticks to any type of corrugated cardboard box or sheet, water activated tape is a great choice for its durability, brand-ability and environmentally friendly characteristics.
Pratt Plus carries a variety of gummed tape options as well as Gummed Tape Dispensers for use with water activated tape.
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