Pantone colour swatch in the printing of adhesive and non-adhesive tapes
Direct colours are defined in colour swatches and thus precise identification of a specific colour is achieved. The Pantone swatches, which were introduced in the year 1963, have undergone long development and now the entire library contains 1867 colours + 18 primary colours in chromatic order. They are a colour standard that is recognised worldwide.
The selection of the most frequently used shades for the printing of adhesive tapes:
The viewed Pantone colours are only intended to approximate the individual shade!
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.
We would like to inform you today about a new trend in sealing consignments. Can you still remember the lick-and-stick tape? The paper tape, which adhered only after being water-activated? As your parents would tell you, everything returns one day :). This water-activated tape, too, is currently becoming increasingly more popular and is celebrating its COMEBACK.
With a water-activated tape, you need water-activated tape dispensers, which differ depending on the business premises. From simpler ones to electronically controlled ones for large business premises.
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.
It is, of course, possible to say that it is only an adhesive tape and for a normal user, the various differences are unimportant. But for a professional, who deals with the preparation of consignments or or with organising distribution on daily basis, these questions are relatively essential, so that everything would function perfectly.
Its primary use is in packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes, containers including bottles, etc.).
Compared to PVC, PE (polyethylene) and PP (polypropylene) contain less problematic ingredients, they have reduced potential for leachate formation and considerably lower potential for dioxin formation in case of fire, and they are linked to lesser technical problems and costs during recycling.
Polypropylene (PP) is an important thermoplastic material, which only consists of carbon and hydrogen. PE and PP plastic materials are universal and cheap and can be used as material alternatives for nearly all applications made of PVC. Polypropylene is easy to shape and can be used for a wide range of products.
Polypropylene foils are being drawn and are thus far more stable. For this purpose, the foil is conveyed across cylinders, which accelerate in the machine direction.
Sandwich print, indelible print, print under adhesive, durable print between tape and adhesive - these are some names of the technology of this print. You corporate print is protected between the foil and the adhesive and cannot be deleted.
Direct colours are defined in colour swatches and thus precise identification of a specific colour is achieved. The Pantone swatches, which were introduced in the year 1963, have undergone long development and now the entire library contains 1761 colours in chromatic order. They are a colour standard that is recognised worldwide.
Due to positive reactions of our customers to non-printed tapes with the hot melt adhesive, we are extending the use of this adhesive to printed tapes as well. When ordering a printed tape, you can newly choose between the classic acrylate adhesive or hot melt adhesive.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third most-used plastic material on Earth, right after polyethylene and polypropylene. It was first synthesized in the year 1935. It is insoluble in water, oils or concentrated inorganic acids and bases.
All adhesive tapes age and change their properties. These are consumer goods, which should also be taken into account when planning a specific amount to order on consignment.
For a common user, who tapes up one to two packages per month, or even less, the loudness of the adhesive tape in unrolling is not an essential question. But for professionals, who manage a distribution warehouse of a company that sends several dozen or even hundreds of packages a day, which may be one of the key questions when selecting the type of adhesive tapes.
Besides the manual use of adhesive tapes, it is also possible to use them in machine packaging of cardboard boxes.
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.