You might think that all types of tape work the same but they don't. Tape is not a "one size fits all" product. The type of tape you should use will largely depend on the reason you need it. This guide will help you avoid getting yourself into a sticky situation by making sure you choose the correct type of tape for your operation.

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Box Sealing Tape

A pressure-sensitive tape used for packing and sealing boxes. Consists of a clear liner and a layer of adhesive that instantly bonds to corrugated surfaces. Corrugated cardboard boxes sealed with the proper carton sealing tape maintain their integrity and hold their contents securely.

Water Activated Tape

A paper-based packaging tape, also known as gummed tape, that has an adhesive activated by water. When the adhesive is activated, it penetrates the carton material and the tape forms a permanent bond with the carton, making it challenging to open.

Strapping & Filament Tape

A hot melt, reinforced tape that allows for a long-lasting bond. It is ideal for light weight strapping applications, unitizing pallets, bundling, reinforcing, securing and other applications. 

Masking Tape

Made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is used mainly in painting, to mask off areas that should not be painted, but can also be used among other typical day to day applications.

Duct Tape

A versatile, general purpose tape that can be used for sealing, patching holes, binding and bundling, repairs, weather resistance, and general maintenance. Safe to use indoors and outdoors.

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