Water Activated Tape

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Water activated tape, also known as gummed tape, is a type of packaging tape that is activated by water to create a strong bond with the surface it is applied to. Unlike traditional packaging tape that relies on pressure-sensitive adhesive to stick to surfaces, water-activated tape relies on a starch-based adhesive that is activated when moistened with water.

One of the major advantages of water-activated tape is its sustainability. Unlike traditional packaging tape, which is typically made from plastic and cannot be recycled, water activated tape is made from renewable resources such as paper and starch-based adhesives. This makes it a more environmentally friendly option for packaging and shipping applications.

Water-activated tape is also very easy to use. Once activated with water, the tape becomes very sticky and forms a strong bond with the surface it is applied to. This makes it ideal for sealing packages and boxes, as well as bundling items together for shipping. Additionally, water-activated tape is available in a variety of sizes and strengths, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Another advantage of water activated tape is that it provides a tamper-evident seal. Once the tape is applied and activated with water, it forms a seal that cannot be opened without leaving behind evidence of tampering. This makes water-activated tape ideal for securing important or valuable items during transit.

Water activated tape with its renewable materials and tamper-evident seal make it an attractive choice for companies looking to reduce their environmental footprint and secure their shipments.


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