Chances are you haven’t devoted too much thought to different types of tapes.
Lucky for you – we have! There are dozens of different tapes available for different requirements. Here are some of our favorites:

Pressure Sensitive Tape

Pressure sensitive tape is an adhesive backed tape that adheres when light pressure is applied and without other means of activation such as heat or water. Factors such as width, thickness, type of material and type of adhesive all make a difference in the tape’s performance. Likewise, applying tape to various surfaces such as plastic, or using tape in different applications such as the freezer or outdoors, have different requirements. The trick is getting the right tape for your application.

Custom Printed Tamper Evident Tape

Carton sealing tape may be printed to perform the dual purpose of both securing your package and making it tamper evident. Tapes may be printed with your company’s logo or message, or with a standard tamper-evident message.

Gummed Tape

Water activated tape, or gummed tape, is composed of adhesive on a paper backing which becomes sticky when moistened. A specific type of gummed tape is called reinforced gummed tape (RGT). The backing of this reinforced tape consists of two layers of paper with a cross-pattern of fiberglass filaments laminated in between, making the tape extremely strong. Application generally requires a manual or automatic machine which moistens the tape.

Masking Tape

Masking tape is a type of pressure sensitive tape made of a thin, easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure sensitive adhesive.. It is available in a variety of widths. The adhesive is the key element to its usefulness, as it allows the tape to be easily removed without leaving residue or damaging the surface to which it is applied.

Gaffer Tape

Gaffer tape is a strong, tough, cotton cloth pressure sensitive tape with strong adhesive properties. It is used in theater, film and television productions as well as during live performances and any other kind of stage work. While related to duct tape, it differs in that it can be removed cleanly because it uses a synthetic rubber adhesive rather than a natural rubber adhesive.

Duct Tape

Duct tape is cloth or scrim-backed tape often sealed with polyethylene. It is very similar to gaffer tape but differs in that gaffer tape was designed to be cleanly removed, while duct tape is not. It is generally silver or black but also available in other colors.

Filament Tape

Filament tape or strapping tape is a pressure sensitive tape used for several packaging functions such as closing corrugated boxes, reinforcing packages, bundling items, and pallet unitizing, etc. It consists of a pressure sensitive adhesive coated onto a backing material with fiberglass filaments embedded to add high tensile strength. Different types and grades of adhesive are also available.

Let Allied Packaging help you determine the right tape for your packaging application.