Choosing the right Tape, Part 1

Over the next few weeks we will look at the vast array of

tape that you can buy including general packing tape, printed tape and machine

applied tape.

The first of our tape blogs will be on the basics.  Vinyl versus Polypropylene!

Both vinyl and polypropylene tapes can be found in our

online shop in buff and clear and are ideal for sealing boxes and packages for

storage or transportation.

Vinyl (PVC) tape is superior in tack and strength to

polypropylene tape.  The vinyl tape also

has the benefit of releasing quietly from the roll.  Even though vinyl tape is strong it has the

ability to be ripped easily by hand from the roll to the desired length.  This makes it suitable for using with or

without a hand held tape dispenser.

Vinyl tape has a long lasting adhesion and can be used on all types of

paper or cardboard surfaces.

Polypropylene Tape is a great budget alternative to

vinyl.  It is also a strong and efficient

packing tape, although noisier when releasing from the roll.  Polypropylene tape is also better used with a

hand held tape dispenser which will cut the tape more efficiently than by hand.

Packaging Supplies also stock a low noise polypropylene

tape.  This tape releases with low noise

properties similar to vinyl tape but is lower in cost.  It effectively seals most items securely for