Bopp or Biaxially oriented polypropylene tape, is a commonly used tape that is regularly used in shipping and inventory management. These are equipped with a special structure of molecules and the polypropylene properties of resin stabilization, which induces incredible mechanical as well as optical features in them, thereby making it a great solution for the packaging usage. Since these tapes are stretched in terms of the machine’s direction, it greatly increases the tensile strength, enhances its structure, and also improves the level of clarity. Bopp Tapes are non-toxic, non-abrasive, moisture-resistant, chemical solvent resistant, customizable, and printable, along with being easy to slit, coat, and laminate. Moreover, these work in extreme temperatures.
Therefore, if you want to put these advanced features of a bopp tape for your commercial or industrial packaging applications, you need to ensure that the company you have chosen for such products, offers you with the right kind of bopp tapes. Here, we have made a list of things to check about such tapes while purchasing these from a reputed company. Take a look.
- Quality of Gumming
If you choose a reputed and leading supplier of such products, then you must make sure that the tapes have an excellent quality of gumming. Generally, majority of the good suppliers offer a 42-44GSM tapes and on the other hand, the stationary suppliers offer the tapes with just 38-40 GSM. During the transit, this can prove to be a huge problem. So, how to determine the superior quality of these tapes? Try to stick the bopp tape all across a corrugated box which you want to ship. When it is nicely attached to the box, try to pull it off quickly. High-quality gumming in the tapes will tear off the first layer of the corrugated box’s paper along with the tape upon doing this whereas a tape which is of an inferior quality does not lead to such an outcome. The quality of gumming is essential as it ensures better longevity and functionality of the tapes and guaranteeing the safe holding of all the products you need to package and transport without causing any damage. So, check this first while choosing this tape.
- The Length of the Tapes
Next, you have to consider the length of the Bopp tape and also, the price in accordance with the length. The usual, standard tapes as required by industries is 65 metres long and 2 inches thick. But stationary suppliers often provide such tapes with 50-55 metres and 2 inches thickness at lesser prices, which makes this option quite a popular one. But by doing so, you are making a 25-30% loss for the length of the tape. So, how do you check whether the length and width is a standard one? You should simply weigh the tapes of both the stationary supplier and the standard one. The one which weighs greater is a standard one. Or you can place the tapes on top on one another. The standard supplier’s tape will be greater in a diameter because of the longer length they offer. So, the length is an important element that that can differentiate between a standard bopp tape and an inferior quality one.
These small little things can create a big impact on the packaging of the products. So, make sure you choose the right company offering bopp tapes, hologram sticker or label, and other such brand marketing or security solutions.
Author Bio: Shruti Gupta, a regular blogger on print-based products like a hologram sticker and other packaging products such as packing tapes, here writes on a few things to check in order to pick the right quality of a bopp tape.