Strapping and filament tape were invented in 1946 by Johnson & Johnson scientist Cyrus W. Bemmels. Unlike other packaging solutions, strapping and filament tape don’t rely on adhesives. Instead, they use tensilized polypropylene, polyester, and yarn filaments to create a pressure-sensitive packaging material perfect for closing and sealing packaging, bundling products and carton closing.
Are filament and strapping tape the same thing?
The terms filament tape and strapping tape are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually two different things. Filament tape is made of polypropylene film reinforced by glass. There are three different classes of filament tape: low, medium and high-grade.
Strapping tape, on the other hand, features a polypropylene backing with rubber-based adhesives. This unique structure makes strapping tape perfect for wrapping pallets and other heavy loads. It’s also highly durable, meaning you don’t have to worry about your load shifting or snapping.
What are the benefits of filament and strapping tape?
Filament and strapping tape present an array of benefits, including:
- Clean application and removal
- No residue
- Resistant to tears and abrasions
- Stronger than other closures
Filament and strapping tape are also affordable. They’re just as efficient as industrial packaging materials but don’t come with the exorbitant price tag.
Are filament and strapping tape right for my operation?
To determine the best type of tape for your business, contact the team here at Specialized Tape. After a discussion of your goals and needs, we can make recommendations that save you money and improve efficiency. Call (801) 201-1520 today to learn more.