Packaging tape and the many options available to you

Packaging tape, also known as box tape here in South Africa, is certainly an amazing product that is versatile enough to be used for hundreds of different application. What many people don’t know, however, is that packaging tape can come in various types and sizes, each with advantages and disadvantages.

In this article we will discuss the variations of packaging tape, what their benefits are and how you can utilise it around the home, office or anywhere else.

Different types

In terms of types of packaging tape, there are an abundance of different kinds, which is why we will focus on three of the most popular types. These are heavy duty, commercial grade and general purpose tape.

  • Heavy Duty : This type of tape is particularly strong and is meant for large and heavy boxes. This tape is designed specifically to maintain adhesive quality under high strain and is surprisingly durable, even against sharp objects.
  • Commercial Grade : This packaging tape has been designed with a wide range of applications in mind. From packaging objects to sealing up cracks and holes, commercial tape is one of the most commonly used tapes around.
  • General Purpose : As the name suggests, general purpose tape is perfect for applications around the home and office where small to moderate durability is required. This type of tape is also easier to remove, making both the taping and removal processes more convenient.

Different sizes

You may or may not have noticed when buying packaging tape that there is always a width rating on each one. If you haven’t noticed then it’s probably because many of the sizes are extremely similar, ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches, with a few in-between. This tape can also be bought, however, in widths as wide as 3.1 inches for specific applications, making it one of the most diverse packaging products available to the average consumer.

Here at Fastflex we stock a wide variety of types and sizes of packaging tape. Whether you are planning a big move, want to wrap up heavy gifts for Christmas or simply want to have fun experimenting with all of the different uses – we have the perfect products for you. Contact us today for more details on our fantastic array of quality items.

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