High Tack Box Sealing Tape Helps Businesses Use Boxes With High Recycled Content

Posted on 1/8/2019 9:54:08 AM By ASC

With the environmental problems caused by waste gaining a lot of attention, most companies would like to do their bit by using more sustainable packaging. But until recently, there was a problem inherent in choosing cardboard cartons that contained a lot of recycled content. The individual fibers of which the cardboard is composed are flatter in recycled material, and that makes it difficult for adhesive tape to stick to the boxes.

According to 3M, the solution is pressure sensitive synthetic rubber adhesive that penetrates into the fibers to form a bond. According to the company, its product outperformed competitors in a peel test that rated tapes’ tackiness according to how much fiber comes away when the tape is peeled away. The tape’s backing adhesive maintains its properties at temperatures as low as -1.1C (30F).