Low cost packing tape. Acrylic is a BOPP tape with a water based adhesive. Acrylic tape is good for presentation purposes as it does not “yellow” over time like a hot melt tape would and so is favoured when carton appearance is important.
Application: Acrylic tape works well from 32-140°F (10-60°C) and so makes a great general purpose tape.
Hot melt is a BOPP tape with a synthetic rubber adhesive. It is light yellow/gold in colour on the clear rolls.
Application: Hot melt tape works well from 45-120°F (10-60°C) and so is used for a wide range of light to medium applications.
Solvent is a tape with a natural rubber adhesive. It is dark brown/gold in colour on clear rolls. The solvent adhesive has a very strong chemical smell. In solvent tapes the adhesive migrates into the carton/surface better than a hot melt and so provides a better grab.
Application: Solvent tapes work from -10-120°F (-25-60°C) and are used in a very wide variety of applications and recommended for colder temperatures.