Vinyl Box Sealing Tapes:
We introduce this page on PVC which gathers together all our single sided offerings in packaging tapes.
We suppose we could call it Vinyl instead for in fact PVC or Vinyl are one of the same, and a term used more by users in packaging applications. PVC on the other hand tends to be associated with specialist single-sided tapes which need to fulfill more demanding roles such as needs in masking, insulating, sealing or splicing operations. However, its not universal and no hard rule exists as far as we know. So for now we'll stick with PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride for those of you that wish to know.
These packaging tapes represent a range of softer products in reality and therefore are pliable. They conform well to surfaces they are bonding to and for instance, are easily hand-moulded around box corners. They're easy to print upon with their more forgiving surfaces and excellent ink key characteristics. In our experience, PVC feels nicer than Polypropylene; feels more substantial and tends to be quieter and smoother when unreeling from the roll. Probably due to traditionalists and the overall professional look of a packaged carton, it's still a popular choice in the Printing & Print-Finishing markets but not necessarily the first choice in refrigerated or cold storage operations particularly those in the food industry where the "chill" factor may be important.