Adhesive tapes: application
Sticky (adhesive) tapes are one of the most common packaging materials used for packing corrugated boxes, winding various industrial products, other types of packaging products, as well as for office needs. Sticky tapes are used for manual and machine packaging.
The main areas of application of adhesive tapes are:
− food industry;
− furniture production;
− pulp and paper industry;
− construction and repair work;
− Automobile industry.
Adhesive tapes: production
Adhesive tape - an adhesive material consisting of a thin sheet substrate (mount) and a layer of sticky adhesive applied on it, which is capable of retaining its sticky properties for a long time. The glue is applied, both on one side of the substrate, and on both at once.
As a substrate (base), polymer films, metal foil, fabrics (cotton, synthetic), paper, polyurethane foam, sponge rubber, etc. are used. A sticky layer of glue is produced based on various kinds of polymers. The adhesive layer can also contain synthetic resins that impart tack, fillers, plasticizers, antioxidants and other fillers. To increase the adhesion strength of the adhesive layer to the substrate, the substrate is subjected to embossing, roughening, ultraviolet irradiation.
Sticky tapes are made in the form of rolls, wound sticky layer inside of plastic or cardboard cores, rings, coils or spools.
Types of sticky tapes
Today, the packaging market has a wide variety of adhesive tapes, each of which has found its application, both in production and in the household. Adhesive tapes differ mainly in the composition of the adhesive backing and the adhesive layer (each manufacturer introduces various technologies into the production process), as well as geometric parameters (thickness, width and length).
The most widespread adhesive tapes are with a base of a strong polypropylene film BOPP with a glued layer applied on acrylic water-based or from natural/synthetic rubber.
Depending on the thickness of the tape, there are:
− Adhesive tape 38-40 microns thick, which is used to pack light boxes when working in low-dust areas and positive air temperatures.
− Adhesive tape 43-45 microns thick is used for packing medium and heavy boxes when working in rooms with low dust and low negative temperatures. It is the most commonly used adhesive tape.
− Adhesive tape with a thickness of 48-50 microns is used for packing heavy boxes in dusty and cold rooms.
The width of the adhesive tape varies from 38 mm (for packaging light products) to 75 mm (for packing large and heavy goods). Most often, an adhesive tape with a width of 48-50 mm is used.
Depending on the length of the winding, there are sticky tapes used in everyday life (15-50 m), for manual packaging (50-150 m, most often sealing with a special dispenser), as well as adhesive tapes for machine packaging with a winding length of 300- 990 m.
Advantages of adhesive tapes
Adhesive tapes are the optimal packaging solution in various areas of production and operation. The main advantages of using adhesive tapes are:
− high temperature resistance;
− possibility of use in different weather conditions;
− stickiness on most surfaces, regardless of temperature fluctuations;
− ability to withstand high mechanical stress;
− no expiration date;
− availability and ease of use.
The company "Evroeskort" provides a wide range of packaging adhesive tapes that can meet the needs and demands of our customers. Our experts will help you to choose the best variant of adhesive tape, both in price and quality.