Everybody knows tape is an adhesive that is used to keep things together from breaking. Strong Tapes can be used to strengthen edges from wear and tear and thus prevent damage from occurring. However, there are different kinds of tape which can be used for different purposes. We recommend using packaging tape and moving tape over the usual office tapes that we have lying around the house.
What is the difference between these types of tape?
Packaging tape (also known as shipping tape) is made from a variety of materials which are durable enough to withstand the rough handling in shipping and storage and still provide enough adhesion throughout the process. Its adhesive is made of hot melt wax which provides superior adhesion over time thereby securing your package more thoroughly.
Moving and storage packing tapes, meanwhile, offer an adhesive which works well in hot and cold temperatures. Its acrylic adhesive withstands fluctuations in the ambient temperature better than other kinds of tape. Use these tapes when you are planning on storing things for a long period of time.
It is important to know that in using tape for storing or moving your valuables, the tape width matters. Thinner tapes must be used for smaller boxes with little to no gaps in the flaps while wider tape should be used for bigger boxes to provide stronger adhesion and protection against rough and tumble handling procedures.