What are the properties of adhesive tapes for packing adhesive tapes?

For price and quality reasons, the following types of adhesive have become established for packaging tapes:

Acrylate

Acrylate adhesive is probably the most common adhesive nowadays and has very wide use. It can be used for standard taping up of packages and consignments. It is an ecological adhesive with good functioning for application temperatures above 18°C - 25°C, but applicable already in temperatures from 0 - approximately 60°C. This is a water-based acrylate dispersion and thanks to the properties of acryl, the adhesive never “bleeds” outside the tape - we evaluate it as the “cleanest” and suitable for long-term use even with higher temperatures of stored goods. We do not recommend use in low temperatures. After application, the adhesive resists exposition to UV radiation (long-term stay in the sun) and oxidation well. For quality tack, we use adhesive with bond strength of 21 microns. Compared to solvent or hot melt adhesive acrylate adhesive achieves its highest tack only after several hours. Tapes with acrylate adhesive Hot melt – Hot melt is an adhesive on the basis of synthetic rubber, which has the primary advantage of adhering immediately with exceptional strength. Processing takes place in molten state, and thus contains no solvents. It adheres to the taped up material easily and forms a firm connection quickly, which can only be taken apart in case of visible damage to the box. The adhesive can also be applied in greater cold from 15°C - 21°C, and once applied, it then adheres in temperatures from 0 - 40°C. It resists UV radiation worse. For quality tack, we use adhesive with bond strength of 18 microns Tapes with hot melt adhesive

loud in use
loud
Initial stickiness is weaker
Initial stickiness is weaker
easily removable
easily removable

It best fits at 18 ° - 25 ° C


Solvent

Solvent is historically the oldest adhesive. It can basically be said that when applied, it adheres from negative temperatures up to approximately -30 °C to positive up to approximately 70°C. It simply adheres, where other adhesives fail, but it is always necessary to apply the tape in temperatures above approximately 15°C to 25°C. Its production is non-ecological, though, because here natural rubber is diluted with organic solvents. While this enables attested use for example in the food industry, where there is grease and coldness, some other adhesives already have these properties as well. We use high tack and a wide range of use for example in the production of laminated labels for industrial use, which resist frost and mechanical burdening with this adhesive for example on gas cylinders. The adhesive remains on taped up materials, which means that it cannot be removed without traces. For quality tack, we use adhesive with bond strength of 21 microns. Tapes with solvent adhesive

silent in use
silent
Initial stickiness is strong
Initial stickiness is strong
removable with resistance
removable with resistance

It best fits at 15 ° - 21 ° C


Freezer

This is a hot melt adhesive with special ingredients (oils), due to which the adhesive does not harden in negative temperatures and remains elastic. While tapes with this adhesive do not enable application in negative temperatures (application temperature of approximately 15-25°C), taped up consignments can be placed into refrigerators and freezers with temperatures up to -20 °C. Tapes with freezer adhesive

medium loud in use
medium loud
Initial stickiness is weaker
Initial stickiness is weaker
easily removable
easily removable

It best fits at 20 ° - 25 ° C


Silent

For the customers, for whom the loudness of tape unrolling when wrapping up consignments is an important criterion, but they do not wish to use the less ecological PVC tape, there is the option of BOPP printed adhesive tape with modified acrylate adhesive called “low-noise” or “silent”. It unroll much more silently than a classic tape with acrylate adhesive and many of our clients prefer it due to better adhesive properties as well as protection of the health of their employees. The application temperature of the tape is the same as in case of acrylate adhesive, between 18-25°C, but the tape then adheres in temperatures from -10°C to approximately 60°C. Tapes with silent adhesive


silent

Initial stickiness is weaker

easily removable

It best fits at 18 ° - 25 ° C