Packing tape, otherwise known as parcel tape, box sealing tape or packaging tape is a strip of material used to secure and protect packages and parcels during shipping and storage. The tape can be made from various materials including vinyl, pvc, polypropylene, polyprop, bopp, polyester or even paper. The adhesive property can come from various types of adhesive such as solvent, hot melt, rubber, acrylic or even water-activated gum.
Brown, Clear & Coloured Packing Tape
Packing tape is available in different standard colours including buff, brown, clear, transparent, white, red, blue, green, black, and yellow. Standard messages are also available on printed packing tape from stock such as fragile, security, handle with care, glass and this way up printed in red on white tape.
Maxpack Packaging Tape
Maxpack stocks a large range of packing tape, all produced in bulk and available to buy in small or large quantities. From narrow, light duty packing tape to wide heavy duty, strong, parcel tape, there is a type of packaging tape available to suit every application. When it comes to choosing the right tape, brown parcel tape looks great on kraft coloured boxes, while clear box tape is perfect for white or coloured parcels.
Eco-Friendly Packing Tape
If you are looking for a sustainable way to seal and secure your parcels, there are several eco-friendly options available. The most common core size for packing tape is 75mm or 3”, however at Maxpack, we have a packaging tape called EcoTEK which has a small 25mm or 1” core. This means that we can fit much more adhesive tape on the roll, reducing production wastage, cutting delivery and storage carbon footprint, and reducing the number of waste cores. Certain packing tapes are also produced with recycled content to further reduce landfill and encourage recycling. In addition, most tapes can be recycled in the appropriate waste streams.