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What is BOPP tape in packaging?

by | Jun 29, 2021 | Packaging Tape

BOPP technology is versatile and used in a variety of packaging tapes.

BOPP tapes are among the most widely used in the shipping and inventory management industries. They are known for their strong, secure seals and resistance to extreme temperatures. But why are BOPP tapes so strong, and what uses are they best suited for?

What is BOPP?

BOPP stands for Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene. BOPP film is stretched flat (that’s the “biaxially-oriented” part); polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer, which means that it is malleable at certain temperatures but returns to a solid form when it is cooled down.

BOPP film is commonly used in a variety of packaging applications; you can find it on anything from snack food packaging to soft drink labels. This same BOPP film technology is also used in a variety of the most popular packaging tapes.

The applications of BOPP

BOPP tapes come in two types:

  1. Hot-melt, which offers superior holding power.
  2. Acrylic tapes, which offer a superior temperature range and better resistance to oxidation.

Thanks to their strong hold and easy application method, hot melt tapes are ideal for most packaging applications, ensuring your packages and cartons remain sealed during transit. On the other hand, acrylic tapes are ideal for situations of extreme temperature, humidity, and oxidation. They are also preferable for use when sealing recycled cartons.

As you can see, both varieties have their uses and handle different situations excellently. Now it’s simply a matter of finding which one is right for you.

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