6 reasons to choose gummed paper tape

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Packing tape plays a key role in sealing your parcels for shipping, but with many different types available on the market, it is important to choose the right one for your products.

If you are looking for a smarter, more secure way to tape your boxes, below are 6 reasons why you should consider gummed paper tape.

1. Strength

Much stronger than standard packing tape, gummed paper tape is suitable for sealing cartons. Once applied, it creates a “bond” with your box, making the entire parcel stronger and more secure. Better product protection means less damages, cutting down costs associated with replacing broken or lost products.

2. Tamper-evidence

Gummed paper tape is an excellent tamper evident solution. Once removed from a box, it cannot be resealed, making it obvious if someone has tampered with your parcel.

3. Temperature Tolerance

Tolerance to temperature fluctuations is another great advantage of gummed paper tape. This is ideal if you need to ship or store your parcels in humid or freezing conditions.

4. Smart Presentation

We all know that standard adhesive tape is not the most attractive way of sealing your parcels. Packages sealed with paper tape look neat and professional, positively reflecting on both your product and your brand. They are also easy to print on, which is a great, low cost opportunity to promote your brand by adding a logo or personalised message to your shipments.

5. Environment

Gummed paper tape is biodegradable and 100% recyclable, which makes it a perfect environmentally-friendly alternative to standard packing tape.

6. Speeds up Packing

In order to activate gummed paper tape, you will need a tape dispenser which will moisten and cut tape automatically, dispensing the exact amount you need. This prevents unnecessary packaging waste, and a little automation in your packing operation will help you to pack quicker, generating more input in a shorter time.


Here is a video of the tape in action:


At Macfarlane Packaging, we have a wide selection of gummed paper tapes to choose from. Contact us for more information.


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