The advantages of using foam tape

The advantages of using foam tape

Mo Kassaby

There are various accessories that can be used to ensure a secure and effectively packaged product. Packaging tape is used by many and has, over the years, evolved in different ways making it a more convenient and efficient product. With the wide variety of packaging tape available on the market, it's essential to look at the latest in tape design. These include unique additions such as foam tape

This article will discuss the advantages of using foam tape in packaging. 

What is foam tape, and what does it do? 

Foam tape is one type of pressure-sensitive self-adhesive tape. It is made of foam and has a variety of underlying materials. It could have adhesive on both sides or just one. At their most standard level, foam tapes are just used to cover uneven or rough surfaces.

They easily hold these surfaces in place due to their sponge-like, form-fitting qualities. If the surface is rough or has substantial irregularities, thicker foam tape may be used to fulfil the needs of different substrates; foam tape comes in various types and, by adding adhesive, can be made single- or double-sided. Single-sided versions help seal applications, whereas double-sided versions help bond two surfaces.

Where can foam tape be used?

Foam tapes can be employed in various industries due to their flexibility and ability to provide cushioning, insulation, slip resistance, sound and vibration absorption, weatherproofing, and ozone protection.

What are the different types of foam tape?

Foam tapes are available in various forms and dimensions, including rolls, sheets, and die-cut shapes. Its availability in a range of lengths, widths, thicknesses, and colours also makes it an extremely versatile product that can be easily adapted to suit a range of needs and circumstances across various industries. Certain pressure-sensitive foam tapes are easy to apply and don't need to dry before usage. Foam tape can be found in the following types: 

  • open-cell and closed-cell foam
  • soft, medium, and hard densities
  •  PVC
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyethylene
  • Neoprene
  • EPDM

How to use foam tape for packaging

  • Cushioning 
  • Spaces must be sealed using foam tape to stop interior air or moisture from infiltrating spaces and causing damage or increasing heating or cooling costs. By padding the space between two surfaces, foam tape can close a hole that might otherwise let air, water, or dust in. Moreover, the foam can shield the paint from scratching by large mirrors or picture frames. 

  • Reduce vibration and the risk of damage. 
  • Foam tape can dampen noise and vibrations in machinery or audio equipment. Foam tape can also help reduce vibrations in a high-pressure environment that could harm anything.

  • Great for insulation 
  • Insulation foam tapes are suitable for insulation because they hold heat.

    Final thoughts 

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