The Differences in Packing Tapes
Why Are Packing Tapes Different?
Shipping supplies are a constant expense for all manufacturers, shippers and other businesses. Buying cheap and poorly manufactured packing supplies will result in the delivery of damaged products and defeating the main purpose of cost-saving. StarBoxes has developed a balance solution for this problem by offering quality Packing Supplies at the most cost-effective price.
StarBoxes’ wide selection of Packing Tapes and Carton Sealing Tapes is a perfect example of high-quality products at most competitive prices. However, the knowledge of using the right Packing tape for the right job is proven to be as important as the quality of the tapes.
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Hot Melt Tapes
Hot Melt Packing Tapes are manufactured with three layers:
- BOPP or Biaxially Oriented Poly Propylene Film – a method of film manufacturing for better tensile strength and moisture resistance
- Hot Melt Adhesive – the adhesive in Hot Melt Tapes is specially developed to offer a superior holding power making them ideal for packing Shipping Boxes with heavier contents
- Release Coating – a layer of special coating applied to BOPP to facilitate an easier unwinding
Hot Melt Packing Tapes offer an impressing holding power which is superior to other Carton Sealing Tapes. The strength of the adhesive in the Hot Melt Tapes along with their instant sealing properties has made them the best Packing Tapes for sealing over-weight and odd-shaped Shipping Boxes. However, it is important to note that as strong as the Hot Melt Tapes are they are sensitive to overly hot or cold temperatures.
The Acrylic Carton Sealing Tapes are offered in many different colors but all share the same functionality of the acrylic adhesive. Manufacturing the resin-based acrylic adhesive is very complicated but while the result is simply an amazing adhesive with a wide selection of applications. In the case of Acrylic Packing Tapes, the adhesive creates a great Carton Sealing Tape which is known for its resilience, ability to adhere to many different surfaces and resistance to water and humidity.
While the Acrylic Packing Tapes may not offer the extreme ability of the Hot Melt Tapes to grip to Cardboard Shipping Boxes they are more workable in hot or cold environments. This feature has made StarBoxes Acrylic Packing Tapes as one of the best-selling tapes popular with movers, shippers, manufacturers and e-commerce businesses. The other important feature of the StarBoxes Acrylic Packing Tapes remains in their ability to stick to a wide variety of surfaces. The Acrylic Tapes can easily grip to Cardboard Shipping Boxes, woods and glass in furniture as well as any kind of fabrics. This is very important for movers who need to secure the Moving Blankets wrapped around furniture. The high quality and low prices of the StarBoxes Acrylic Packing Tapes allow movers to use ample layers of tapes to tie down the moving blankets for a secure and damage-free move
Today’s businesses are facing tighter competition stemming from the increase in online shopping and the emergence of many new e-commerce shops to the market. The combination of these events has created a perfect storm of delivering quality products at the lowest prices possible. This is not a mere business strategy but a matter of survival in such a competitive market. Since the tough competition has resulted in profit margins to dwindle, the only solution remains on cost-cutting without losing on quality. Lowering the shipping costs could be an option as long as it is not defeating the purpose by increasing the risk of damage to the products during the delivery process.
The experts at StarBoxes have a great knowledge of these challenges and has long partnered with many businesses to reach a solution for their cost-cutting goals. We know that each returned package means higher costs of the products, cost packing and shipping and more importantly an unhappy customer. Our solution has been offering bulk packing and shipping supplies in the quantity that will save money without overstocking of supplies. Purchasing bulk Packing Tapes along with peanuts, boxes, shipping envelopes and other supplies by our customers results in less shipping costs enabling StarBoxes to pass the saving through lower prices.