Types of Adhesive Tape [Infographic]


Packaging is done to keep the products safe from any wear and tear while shipping. Packaging tape is one of the most important packaging materials. Adhesive tapes are widely used to provide protection to the packages.

There are many types of adhesive tapes:

  1. Electrical Tape

These types of tapes have good insulation property but they are not long lasting.

  1. Double-Sided Tape

These tapes are coated from both sides and are hard to remove.

  1. Duct Tape

These tapes can form a waterproof seal. Duct Tape has been used by NASA for several space missions.

  1. Heat Shrink Tape

These kinds of tapes are durable, eco friendly and easy to use. Once applied, heat shrink tapes are difficult to remove.

  1. Fiberglass Tape

With the properties like high tensile strength and great durability, fiberglass tapes are used widely for packaging.

  1. Silicone Tape

These types of tapes are highly flexible and temperature resistant.

  1. Cloth Tape

Cloth tapes are strong and affordable. These tapes are made of cloth backing.

  1. Masking Tape

These tapes are good for painting on canvas. Often they leave sticky, hard to clean residue.

  1. Surgical Tape

They are difficult to apply on irregular wounds. These tapes are available in cloth, paper and plastic.

  1. Box- Sealing Tape

These tapes are used for sealing cardboard fiber boxes.

Adhesive tapes are used for various purposes. Packaging is an art and to master this art you need proper information about packaging materials and tools. It is very important to understand the differences between various types of packaging accessories. This way you can choose the right accessory for your tasks.

Adhesive Tape

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