Printed adhesive tapes
Choice of BOPP, PVC or ecological Paper materials.
A hotmelt adhesive tape is a popular and versatile tool for solving various tasks in the field of packaging and industrial bonding. This type of adhesive tape is characterized by its strong adhesive, which is activated upon contact with the surface and provides excellent strength and resistance to moisture, heat, and pressure.
Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) is a thin, transparent and flexible film used for packaging various products. BOPP is made from polypropylene. Polypropylene (PP) is a polymer that is made from petroleum fractions, specifically the propylene fraction. Propylene is extracted from crude oil or natural gas and then chemically modified using catalysts at high temperatures and pressures. This combines the propylene molecules into long chains to form a polypropylene polymer.
The season of lower temperatures is coming and with it the annual problem of tape stickiness. Let us remind you to at least pre-temper the adhesive tapes you will use that day to room temperature.
Interestingly, this tape wasn't invented by an expert but a simple woman.It is said that Mrs. Vesta Stoudt wanted to have a waterproof textile tape to seal boxes of ammunition. She worked in the ammunition facility during World War II and saw that sealing ammunition boxes with a thin wax paper tape was not going to work. In the beginning, nobody wanted to listen to her. So, she wrote President Theodore Roosevelt a letter explaining her idea. Roosevelt was so enthusiastic he passed the idea on to a company that later became the famous Johnson & Johnson.
The world of labels is very varied, and when someone says the label, they do not always think exactly the same as a colleague. The possibilities are great and we would like to realize our customers' ideas as accurately as possible.
In the case of the adhesive tape printing has to be first the material basically defined. It´s printed almost exclusively with flexographic printing technology and the decisive factor is the volume of the order. For large quantities of BOPP adhesive tapes, the foil is first printed on a jumbo roll without adhesive. On the printed foil on the side of the pressure is then applied the adhesive.Therefore, this technology is also called inter-layer pressure or sandwich-pressure, because the color is between the foil and the adhesive. For smaller volumes of BOPP, for PVC or paper tapes, the material is already prefabricated (adhesive is already applied) and it´s cutted into smaller rolls.The material is then printed and cut to the final size of the tape.