BOPP Tape Unveiled: The Strong Adhesive You Need

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In the world of packaging and shipping today, BOPP Tape - or Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Tape - is emerging as the top choice for discreet and secure sealing needs. With its strong adhesive properties and excellent water resistance, BOPP Tape not only ensures the safety of goods but also keeps them in perfect condition. Let's delve into the details of this type of tape and discover why it is the ideal choice for your packaging needs.

1. Types of BOPP Tape

BOPP film, or Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene film, is a type of plastic film widely used in the packaging, labeling, and laminating industries. The production process of BOPP film involves extruding polypropylene resin into a thin film and then stretching it in two perpendicular directions, known as biaxial orientation. This process enhances the strength and durability of the film, making it resistant to tearing, puncturing, and other forms of damage.

Read more: What is BOPP plastic film? BOPP film manufacturing process

Biaxial Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) tape, coated with a water-based adhesive, is a versatile packaging material widely used across various industries for shipping and inventory management. 

BOPP tape comes in three main types: transparent, colored, and customized prints, each serving specific purposes such as product visibility, inventory management, and brand communication. 

  • Transparent BOPP adhesive tapes are suitable for packaging items with specific care instructions or products that need to remain visible.
  • Colored BOPP packing tapes are useful for inventory management as they can help identify products.
  • Customized print tapes offer various benefits, such as efficient inventory management, communication of care instructions, and branding opportunities for businesses. E-commerce companies can utilize custom designs on BOPP tape for advertising and enhancing brand awareness through their packaging.



Colored BOPP tape is used for product packaging

2. Advantages of BOPP Tape

Its thermoplastic polymer composition allows for use in both hot and cool temperatures, providing high tensile strength and protection against abrasion, moisture, and chemical solvents. As above mentioned, this tape can be easily customized and printed on, offering options for branding and special instructions. 

BOPP tape, made from a thermoplastic polymer, is versatile for use in various temperatures. Its durable structure and high tensile strength make it ideal for packaging, protecting against abrasion, moisture, and chemical solvents. Customization options are available due to the tape's easy coating and printing capabilities. Most BOPP tapes are non-toxic and some are even eco-friendly and recyclable, making them a popular choice in the packaging and supply industries.

The thin construction of BOPP adhesive labels, with a thickness of around 40 microns (0.04 millimeter) and water-based adhesive, allows for close sticking to boxes and packages, reduces the amount of material needed for sealing and packaging, creating a more efficient production process for businesses. These thermoplastic tapes offer high tensile strength in both hot and cold applications, ensuring durability during handling. Their excellent dimensional stability prevents shrinking and wrinkling, even under temperature, pressure, and tension exposure.

Furthermore, BOPP adhesive labels are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and recyclable. They also offer UV resistance to prevent material deformation in sunlight, moisture resistance for use in humid environments, and a smooth surface finish to avoid bumps during application. The easy printability of these tapes, thanks to the polypropylene material's ability to absorb printing dye and smooth surface, ensures long-lasting, high-quality printed labels without color bleeding or fading over time.

3. Choosing the right BOPP Tape

How to choose the right BOPP Tape?

BOPP tapes are engineered to offer optimal strength, durability, and adhesion for a variety of packaging needs. These tapes are reinforced for sealing both light and heavy packages effectively.

Here are some key considerations when selecting BOPP tapes for you:

  • When choosing the right BOPP tape, it is important to consider the adhesive type. Options include acrylic and hot-melt adhesives, each offering unique benefits based on application requirements. Acrylic adhesives provide consistent performance in various temperatures, while hot-melt adhesives offer quick bonding for immediate sealing needs.
  • Packaging material is another crucial factor to consider. Ensure that the tape adheres well to the specific surfaces you will be sealing, such as cardboard, corrugated boxes, or plastic.
  • Evaluate the environmental conditions your packages will face during transit and storage. Select BOPP tapes with resistance properties suitable for temperature fluctuations, humidity, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Package weight is also a key factor in determining the necessary tape strength. For heavier items, opt for BOPP tapes with higher tensile strength to securely seal the packages.
  • If you aim to elevate your brand's image, consider customizable BOPP tapes featuring your company's logo, branding, or other information. This personal touch enhances the professional appearance of your packaging.

Beyond the core functionalities, consider these additional factors to optimize your BOPP tape, such as safety features, budget, etc.

Read more: Factors affecting the lifespan of plastic

4. Conclusion

BOPP Tape is more than just a simple product; it is a vital tool in protecting your goods during transportation and storage. With its strong adhesive strength, high quality, water resistance capabilities, and countless other advantages, there is no reason why you should not opt for BOPP Tape for your needs. Invest in safety and efficiency with BOPP Tape today and experience the difference it brings to your work.

5. About EuroPlas

EuroPlas takes pride in offering innovative plastic material solutions that help optimize production costs and enhance competitiveness for businesses. With a global presence in over 90 countries, EuroPlas products have been chosen by thousands of factories worldwide.

EuroPlas offers a range of diverse products including bioplastic compounds, color masterbatches, plastic additives, engineering plastic compounds, filler masterbatches, and bio-fillers. Among the types of filler masterbatch, we can mention PP filler masterbatch - a type of plastic masterbatch used in the production of BOPP plastic film. 

Currently, EuroPlas is proud to be the world's leading manufacturer of filler masterbatch, providing customers with unique plastic raw material solutions that help optimize production costs and enhance market competitiveness. The EuroPlas PP filler masterbatch is a blend of CaCO3 stone powder, PP base resin, and suitable additives.

PP filler masterbatch at EuroPlas

Our PP filler masterbatch provides businesses with numerous advantages that have been proven in many projects, such as:

  • Reducing production costs
  • Improving several properties of end-products, including brightness, opacity, and reduced shrinkage
  • Conserving energy due to the excellent thermal transmission capability of CaCO3
  • Enhancing stability in the manufacturing process, which shortens the production cycle

In addition to its use in BOPP plastic film production, PP filler masterbatch enhances breaking strength and elongation in non-woven textiles. Moreover, it is also crucial in extrusion, blow film, and injection molding, where it speeds up cooling, boosts extruder productivity, and reduces processing time. 

For businesses looking to choose the right plastic materials or learn more about our products, EuroPlas is here to provide expert advice and support. Visit our blog for valuable insights or contact us directly for the best support. EuroPlas - your reliable partner in plastic material solutions.

 

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