Secure sealing of cardboard boxes is main application
For the most challenging packaging applications, tesa 60013 self-adhesive reinforced paper tape is recommended by the company.
tesa 60013 come with a siliconised fibreglass reinforced kraft paper backing and a synthetic rubber adhesive system.
The main application of tesa 60013 is the secure sealing of cardboard boxes. “Its high tensile strength and the fibreglass reinforcement make this product suitable for light, medium and heavy-weight applications,” states tesa. “Moreover, the siliconised paper backing ensures a gentle application with both hand dispensers and automatic dispensing machines.
“After curing, the bond between the reinforced paper tape and the cardboard is so strong,” says tesa, “that the tape cannot be removed from the cardboard box without visible damage to the cardboard [tamper-evident effect].”
Compared to filmic packaging tapes (eg, PVC, BOPP), tesa 60013 is said to offer several sustainable benefits, adds the company. “tesa 60013 can be disposed with the box into the blue bin, without endangering the cardboard recycling process. recycled along with the cardboard, and the production process of tesa 60013 is solvent-free.”