Value Tapes – Polypropylene
Our value tapes are made using 25-micron BOPP polypropylene film with a water-based, acrylic adhesive, making them both a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier option.
For exceptional performance with reduced noise, choose our low noise polypropylene tapes. These combine strength with speed and are quiet off the roll.
Standard Tapes – Polypropylene
Macfarlane’s strong standard polypropylene tapes are renowned for their high performance, with on-going adhesion.
Manufactured using 25-micron BOPP polypropylene, in buff or clear shiny-finish, standard tapes come either with solvent-based adhesives, for long-term sealing, or hot melt adhesives, recognised for their versatile application, superior tensile strength and ultimate fixing power.
These standard tapes are hard to tear and therefore require a hand dispenser for cutting.
For top performance with a quieter release, choose low noise polypropylene packing tapes.
Self-Adhesive Paper Tape
Self-adhesive paper tape is a recyclable alternative to plastic based tapes. Using a Hot Melt adhesive and adhering directly to the box, it can be applied using a standard tape gun. We offer the tape in either a matt or gloss finish, to enhance the look of your shipments. Please note, the gloss finish tape is silicone coated and not suitable for H taping.
Our self-adhesive paper tape range is fully recyclable but, unlike gummed paper tape, this product does not biodegrade and is not home compostable due to the addition of Hot Melt adhesive. However, the tape can be recycled in the waste paper stream as the adhesive (and silicone coating) is removed during processing.
General purpose masking tape is easy to tear and removes cleanly after use. Macfarlane’s range of masking tapes is manufactured from flexible creped paper and can be used in temperatures up to 60oC.
Gummed Paper Tapes
Biodegradable and recyclable gummed paper tapes from Macfarlane provide an environmentally friendly alternative for standard packaging. These hardwearing tapes are suitable for sealing all parcels and cartons.
Tapes require water to activate the adhesive. A paper tape dispenser is required to moisten, cut and dispense tape automatically. Once removed from the box the tape cannot be resealed and therefore provides visible evidence of any tampering. It is also tolerant of storage temperature fluctuations.
• Stronger than standard packaging tape
• Excellent tamper evident solution
• Tolerant to temperature fluctuations
• Smart presentation
• Increased productivity
• Cost effective
Coloured Tape – PVC Vinyl
Macfarlane’s coloured packing tapes make it easy to identify bundled or packed items for shipping or storage.
Create a colour coded packing system using PVC vinyl tapes in a choice of six shades.
Printed Warning Tapes
These printed warning tapes provide dual-purpose protection for delicate or high value goods.
The clear message gives easily visible instructions on safe handling during transit and storage, while the tough adhesive tape ensures packages remain secure.
Printed tapes can also show where cartons have been opened or tampered with.
With a choice of seven messages, Macfarlane can also customise your individual warning message. Available in white printed PVC vinyl or low-noise polypropylene.
Reinforced Filament Tapes
This extremely strong adhesive tape is reinforced with glass fibre filaments either down the length of the tape (single weave) or across and down the tape (cross weave). A popular solution for bundling bulky items and sealing or reinforcing heavy boxes, reinforced filament tape is also a widespread choice for packing in the steel industry as a replacement for steel and polypropylene strapping.
A packing knife or scissors is required to cut reinforced filament tape, offering tamper-evident qualities, as any cut will be easily noticed.
Tamper Evident Tapes
This cost-effective security tape is a plain and simple deterrent, offering clear visibility when a parcel has been tampered with.
One of Macfarlane’s best-selling products, it adds a seal of security to high value parcels, display packaging, cash bags and computer software.
If the tape has been removed or tampered with, a ‘void opened’ message appears on the package surface. Once pulled away the tape cannot be reused or resealed without being noticed.
Machine Applied Tapes
Designed for use with automatic and semi-automatic tape machines, these specially manufactured packing tapes are suitable for use in the food industry.
The polypropylene construction and shiny finish provides quick release off the roll.
Double Sided Tapes
Double-sided polypropylene tapes create firm tack, due to the hot melt glue used in the manufacture. A knife or scissors are recommended for cutting tape from the roll. Double-sided tissue tapes are coated on both sides with a clear adhesive.
Our range of double-sided fingerlift tapes is manufactured with a hot melt glue recognised for versatile application, superior tensile strength and strong adhesion.
Black cloth, or ‘gaffa’ or ‘duct’ tapes are a professional, multi-purpose solution for heavy-duty sticking tasks.
The cotton mesh construction and waterproof finish, with super-strong, rubber compound adhesive, provides a lasting bond for a broad range of requirements, including rolled-up carpets and rugs, securing cables, temporary flooring, flooring protection and averting tripping hazards.
Floor Marking Tapes
Select your colour from this range of six floor-marking tapes manufactured for Macfarlane.
The general purpose vinyl adhesive tapes are visibly bright, extremely strong and provide a cost-effective option for factory and warehouse use, where designated areas need marking out for storage, walkways, truck routes, loading bays and any hazard spots.
Very long lasting and much easier and cleaner to apply than paints.