Scotch® Light Duty Packaging Tape 610 Heat Resistant is designed for sealing lightweight cardboard boxes, securing envelope flaps and attaching labels to shipping crates. The transparent cellophane tape holds strong in temperatures up to 300 degrees F, making it ideal for use in temperature resistant packaging and splicing applications. Tears easily by hand, so no applicator is necessary.
Choosing the Right Packaging Tape
Scotch® Packaging Tapes are available in a variety of lengths, strengths and thicknesses. So how do you know which tape is right for you? There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right packaging tape:
Note the weight of your package. The heavier the package, the thicker the tape should be.
Consider how the package is going to be shipped. If the package is travelling a long distance, or will be handled by many people, choose one with higher tensile strength and percent elongation, so the box stays closed even if dropped.
Examine your shipping container. While general use tapes work well on popular single wall corrugated cardboard containers and regular slotted containers (RSC), more and more cardboard boxes have higher recycled content. This recycled corrugate content, as well as corrugate with double or triple walls, needs a tape with an adhesive designed specifically for this recycled content. Further, it needs a high adhesion to ensure the box sticks securely and stays sealed throughout the shipping chain.
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