What is hot melt tape?

Hot melt tapes have a significantly higher adhesion compared to acrylic tape. They possess a higher holding power (called cut-off value) and. They have superior holding power (referred to as shear value) and superior tensile strength, with fast adhesion. A hot melt tape is ideal for applications involving machine-applied tapes, overfilled cartons or cartons with a high degree of recycled content.

They work well in temperatures ranging from 45°F to 120°F. Hot melt adhesive is a thermoplastic adhesive, also known as hot glue. A hot melt tape is ideal for applications involving machine-applied tapes, overfilled cartons or boards with a high degree of recycled content. Hot melt tape is a strong adhesive tape that works well on recycled and corrugated boxes.

A hot melt tape is known to withstand extremely high temperatures. Due to its excellent water resistance, it can protect the item against any moisture conditions. Compared to acrylic adhesive tape, it offers greater adhesion. It also offers exceptional holding strength along with tensile strength.

This tape is perfect for applications involving overfilled cartons and machine-applied tapes. It performs well in temperatures between 45°F and 120°F. Both acrylic tape and hot melt tape offer a competitive price, saving you a significant amount of money when shipping your products. Acrylic tape works over a much wider temperature range and is natural for applications in hot and cold environments.

If, like us, you are impressed by the many advantages that hot melt has over tape in case sealing and packaging construction, we have some great hot melt products for you to try. In the past, acrylic tapes were the choice for these applications, as hot melts were almost impossible to apply because their adhesive hardened too quickly. If you're not already a tapeguru, trying to determine if your packaging application requires acrylic tape or hot melt tape can raise some questions in your mind. Hot melt tapes are hydrophobic, or “afraid of water,” so they may not work well in a humid environment.

Low cost but not quality, EconoPack is a hot melt adhesive made in the USA. It is perfect for standard carton and carton closure applications. BestPack's acrylic tape and hot melt tape are manufactured in ISO 9001 certified and ISO 14001 environmental certified facilities and are ROHS compliant. If you are looking for a tape that offers flexibility, excellent adhesion, strength and effectiveness in a variety of applications, hot melt tapes are perfect for you.

The Infinity CleanPack bulk hot melt has little or no odor, has an extremely clean burn, has minimal carbon and offers exceptional stability in the pot. In general, when it comes to deciding between hot melt tape and acrylic tape to seal a package, hot melt tape does the job in most applications. It is recommended for applications where hot melt will remain in pots for extended periods of time or where charcoal and stringing have been a problem. That means that hot melt sealed packages will carry more weight and withstand more pressure than sealed boxes.