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How does gummed kraft paper tape compare to self-adhesive paper tape

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Updated: May 12, 2023

Gummed kraft paper tape and self-adhesive paper tape are two different types of packaging tapes with distinct characteristics. Here’s a comparison between the two:

Gummed Kraft Paper Tape:

Activation: Gummed kraft paper tape requires water activation. The adhesive on the tape is activated by moistening it with water, either by using a wet sponge or a water-activated tape dispenser.

Gummed Kraft Paper Tape

Bonding strength: Gummed kraft paper tape forms a strong bond when activated with water. It creates a secure and tamper-evident seal on packages.

Customization: Gummed kraft paper tape can be easily customized with branding, logos, or messages by printing directly on the tape before it is gummed.
Eco-friendliness: Gummed kraft paper tape is considered an eco-friendly option as it is made from renewable resources (kraft paper) and the adhesive used is usually starch-based and biodegradable.
Tamper-evident: Once gummed and bonded with the package, gummed kraft paper tape cannot be removed without tearing or leaving visible signs of tampering.

Self-Adhesive Paper Tape:

Activation: Self-adhesive paper tape has a pre-applied adhesive that is activated by pressure. It doesn’t require water or any additional steps for activation.

hot melt kraft paper tape

Convenience: Self-adhesive paper tape is convenient to use as it doesn’t need water or additional tools for application. It has a peel-and-stick backing, making it easy to apply to packages.

Bonding strength: Self-adhesive paper tape forms a strong initial bond upon application. However, its bonding strength may vary depending on the quality of the adhesive and the surface it is applied to.

Removability: Self-adhesive paper tape can be removed easily and cleanly without leaving residue or damaging the surface it was applied to.

Self-adhesive paper tape

Versatility: Self-adhesive paper tape is available in various colors and patterns, allowing for creative packaging and branding options.

Self-adhesive paper tape

The choice between gummed kraft paper tape and self-adhesive paper tape depends on your specific packaging needs and preferences. Gummed kraft paper tape offers a strong and secure bond, customization options, and eco-friendliness. Self-adhesive paper tape provides convenience, versatility, and easy removability.

Self-adhesive paper tape

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