Shurtape Technologies, LLC, launches Shurtape® brand HP 535 hot-melt adhesive packaging tape for sealing high-value packages. The tape reduces the possibility of open returns and supports supply chain sustainability. Shurtape® brand HP 535 is a heavy-duty packaging tape specifically formulated for sealing recycled corrugated cartons, including 100 percent recycled corrugated cardboard.
Meeting Needs of Shipping Industry
With the continued growth of eCommerce, the shipping industry is processing and delivering an ever-increasing volume of heavier, bulkier and more valuable packages, including food, beverages, industrial products and electronics, directly to the doorsteps of consumers and businesses. Shurtape® brand HP 535 hot-melt packaging tape offers one of the most robust, secure box sealing tape solutions, reducing the chance of compromised packages and reducing open returns for manufacturers and distributors.
With a 3.0 mil total thickness and a 50 micron biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film backing that resists nicks and tears – even in the harshest shipping environments – Shurtape® brand HP 535 is a highly durable tape suited for rigorous supply chains. Constructed with a special adhesive formula that offers better initial tack, higher holding power and a long-lasting seal, Shurtape® brand HP 535 provides a more secure seal for difficult-to-stick-to carton substrates.
“When shipping items like wine, food or electronics direct to a consumer’s doorstep, producers are dealing with a high-value product that is going through a very harsh shipping environment,” said Bradley Dunlap, senior product manager, packaging, Shurtape Technologies, LLC. “In that scenario, you want a fail-safe tape that will unquestionably withstand the rigors of that supply chain.”
Supporting Sustainable Supply Chains
Recycled corrugated cartons are common in shipping as manufacturers focus on supply chain sustainability. Recycled corrugated cartons offer environmental benefits, but they create packaging and shipping challenges due to a less-porous substrate that makes it difficult for the tape’s adhesive to form a secure bond to the package.
In addition, the composition of recycled corrugated cartons comes with a high degree of variability, presenting additional sealing challenges. The more aggressive adhesive of Shurtape® brand HP 535 offers higher shear, tack and holding power, minimizing the impact carton variability can cause and ensuring packages remain sealed at every stage in the shipping process.
Shurtape offers printing on tape backing, which means Shurtape® brand HP 535 can be customized with logos, brand names and messages, including bilingual prints. “Because packaging tape is a component with which consumers directly interface when opening a product, it offers brands a unique marketing engagement element at the end of the supply chain,” said Bradley Dunlap, senior product manager, packaging, Shurtape Technologies, LLC.