Packaging tape is used around the world for enclosing and securing containers for transport, retail sales, and storage. Packaging tape is made from varied materials using many different adhesives to adhere to containers. The most used packaging tapes are made from polypropylene with an acrylic adhesive and come in either clear or tan colors.
Packaging Tape is an important part of any packaging operation. Companies using boxes, envelopes, or any other containers for packaging normally use tape for sealing. Tapes specifically made for packaging come in a variety of lengths, colors, and widths. They also vary in materials and adhesives they are made from. Below is a brief explanation of the types of tapes we offer and what they are recommended to be used for.
*Scotch 3M 371 - One of the best selling, most versatile tapes in the world. Scotch 3M 371 packing tape comes in 2 inch (48mm) and 3 inch (72mm) widths. both rolls offered online are 110 yards in length. The Scotch 371 tape uses a rubber resin for an adhesive material. Tensile strength is 22 pounds.
Scotch 371 tape is great for a variety of uses. It offers strength and durability for sealing and wrapping packaging containers. Scotch 371 tape also offers great tear and abrasion resistance. Many consider it a premium packing tape chosen for the toughest taping situations.
*Scotch 3M 372 - Offering the same qualities as the Scotch 371 line, Scotch 372 tape is a stronger and thicker tape designed for heavier applications. The Scotch 372 is a 2.2 mil packing tape that offers a 26 pound tensile strength. It is offered in both 2 inch (48mm) and 3 inch (72mm) widths.
*Scotch 3M 375 - One of the strongest packing tapes we offer, Scotch 375 tape is 3.1 mils thick and offers a 35 pound tensile strength. It is offered in both 2 inch (48mm) and 3 inch (72mm) widths, but only comes in a 60 yard (50m) length.
*Tartan 302 & Tartan 305 - Tartan is a 3M brand tape, designed to offer an economical option to the Scotch brand. Tartan packing tape is generally not as strong as the Scotch brand of tape. The Tartan 302 offers a 1.6 mil thickness and a 23 pound tensile strength. The Tartan 305 comes in a 1.8 mil thickness and a 26 pound tensile strength. Both of these tapes are great economical options for a variety of packaging situations.
We also offer a variety of machine tapes designed for high-speed machines, duct tapes, and manual tape dispensers. For large quantity orders, we offer discounts on all tape. Feel free to call us at 1-800-441-5090, or click on the contact us page if you have any questions. We have a large variety of tape we offer, that is not sold online. If you have a specific tape you need, call us and we can find it.