Water Activated Tape (aka gummed tape or kraft paper tape) is one of the most environmentally friendly tapes on the market. Using reinforced fibers in the tape makes it shockingly strong. As a result of this, its excellent at keeping your parcels intact.
Uses of Water Activated Tape
Everyone knows that exporting puts parcels through the toughest of tests – whilst its hustled from here to there, crammed into corners and piled onto pallets. However, WAT tape triumphs these tests and delivers your parcels in pristine condition. This makes Water Activated Tape one of the best tapes on the market.
Comparison with packing tape
If you have previously used standard packing tape, you may know that they are pressure sensitive adhesive. This means that they only stick when you apply pressure.
However, moisture, dust or extreme temperatures can affect the seal of the tape. This means that the tape just stays tacky throughout its service life, but if the carton is made from low-grade corrugated, isn’t fully flat or has a space behind the tape seal, the adhesive will struggle to keep stuck to the carton. Over time, or if exposed to extremes of temperature or moisture, the adhesive will lose its tackiness. This means that the cartons will no longer be secure as the seal splits.
In contrast, Water Activated Tape adhesive becomes semi-liquid when moistened and soaks into the carton’s fibers, so that it dries and essentially becomes an integral part of the cardboard.
It is almost impossible to reactivate, requiring so much moisture to do so that the carton itself would be destroyed.
We care for the environment.
Not only is Water Activated Tape more secure, it is also recycleable. Being Eco-Friendly is important as it results in a packaging strategy that is 100% recycleable.
A secure seal
As Water Activated Tape is almost impossible to re-seal it provides a tamper-evident seal. This provides your parcels with extra security and you with a piece of mind that your packaging is the best quality possible.
Water Activated Tape is supplied by Eastpac all across the UK. See below for a practical demonstration on how it works.