Gummed Sealing Tape

Gummed sealing tape, also known as water-activated tape or gum tape, is a type of adhesive tape used for sealing cartons and packages. Unlike traditional pressure-sensitive tapes, gummed sealing tape requires water activation to activate its adhesive properties. It is typically made from kraft paper or reinforced paper with a water-activated adhesive on one side. To use gummed sealing tape, the adhesive side is moistened with water, either manually or through a specialized gummed tape dispenser. Once activated, the adhesive bonds strongly to the carton surface, creating a secure and tamper-evident seal. Gummed sealing tape offers several advantages over pressure-sensitive tapes, including increased strength, security, and eco-friendliness, as it is made from renewable materials and can be recycled along with the cardboard boxes. It is commonly used in industries such as e-commerce, packaging, and shipping for sealing heavy or bulky packages that require extra reinforcement during transit.