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Not using the proper carton sealing tape can cost your company damaged shipments and wasted man hours with filling out time consuming damage claim forms. Selecting packaging tapes and carton sealing tapes requires an analysis of the packaging application, materials, and transportation methods used. Whatever the office task, we have a packaging tape product that delivers trouble-free professional results. Please referencetheBox Sealing Tapeselector chart below to help give you ideas of packaging tapes we recommend for testing purposes.

Packaging Tape Guide Chart

Use the point values below to help guide your packaging tape choice. Answer each of the questions below by choosing the answer which best describes the characteristics of your packaging application. Add each of the numbers together. Once you have that end result, refer to our Packaging Tape Recommendation below.
**Please Note: We recommend these tapes forinitial testing purposes.
1. How much does the box weigh?
  • 10 pounds - 100
  • 20 pounds - 200
  • 30 pounds - 250
  • 40 pounds - 300
  • 50 pounds - 350
  • 70 pounds - 450
  • 80 pounds - 500
  • 100 pounds - 600
2. What is the burst/ECT test of the carton?
  • 150 SW/26 - 50
  • 175 SW/29 - 100
  • 200 SW/32 - 150
  • 250 SW/40 - 200
  • 275 SW/44 - 250
  • 350 SW/55 - 300
  • 200 DW/42 - 350
  • 275 DW/48 - 400
  • 350 DW/51 - 450
3. What is the value of the contents?
  • <100 - 100
  • $100 - $1000 - 250
  • >$1000 - 400
4. What is the method of shipment?
  • Palletized and unitized - 50
  • Palletized but not unitized - 150
  • Single - 300
5. Type of Carrier
  • Company Truck - 50
  • Commercial Freight / LTL - 150
  • UPS / UPS / FedEx - 300

Packaging Tape Recommended for Testing

Point Value 0-900:
  • IPS1800 Acrylic Tape
  • IPG300 Hot Melt Tape
  • 3M 371 Hot Melt Tape
  • 3M 305 Acrylic Tape
  • IPS7100 Hot Melt Tape
Point Value 900-1350:
  • IPG400 Hot Melt Tape
  • IPG9100Hot Melt Tape
  • 3M 311 Acrylic Tape
Point Value 1350 - 1650:
  • STA 1352 Acrylic Tape
Point Value 1650+:
  • STA 1535 Acrylic Tape

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