Packaging is a subject that requires more consideration than most casual readers would imagine. If you’re already part of the packaging industry, then you know all too well that it is the small details that truly matter. For example, choosing the type of strapping tape that you’re going to use is going to be very important. You don’t want to choose any type of strapping type. It’s all about figuring out what will be the best choice for your project at large.
There are many wonderful types of strapping tape. To start the list, we have to look at reinforced strapping tape. This is going to be general purpose strapping tape, a good fit for general purpose needs. It’s made from polypropylene backing that’s been reinforced with continuous polypropylene ribbing. This is also going to be your general purpose tape when you have some light tasks that need to be handled.
What if you have something a bit more delicate? Then you’ll want to choose film strapping tape. This is not only lightweight, but it’s designed to adhere well to plastic, metal, and fibreboard while still allowing for a clean removal.
It’s all about tensile strength when it comes to strapping tape. This is because the strapping tape has to hold up to transport in most cases. If you run a high end packaging plant and you have thousands upon thousands of packages to strap properly, you will not have time to worry about whether or not the strapping tape can hold up through anything. Transporting items can be tricky, especially when it’s business to consumer sales. The consumer does indeed look at the packaging material as it relates to shipping in order to form their opinions on the company at large. So you want to make sure that you’re using top notch materials from the beginning.
The material choice is usually going to be polypropylene, which is very durable. It will generally not break or split apart during transit. The during transportation times where your packaging will be transported where it needs to go, are the times where you’re going to really want to make sure that everything is as secure as it can possibly be.
The type of tape that you select can also play a role in how well you can use your strapping machine. A heavy duty strapping machine would naturally call for heavy duty strapping tape. While it seems like this would be an obvious thing to most, it is not as obvious as you might imagine.
So, what’s needed here is a high tension tape that will be able to handle heavy duty loads shifting in transport. If you ship anything very heavy like HDTVs or even desktop computers for businesses, you’re going to need to make absolutely sure that you’re going to be able to have your packaging secure.
Going with the best strapping tape for your needs is going to be very important, but the above information on each type should definitely help you get started with ease!