Shurtape Performance-Grade Reinforced Paper Tape [Water-Activated] (WP-300)

Print Page
1 Question & Answers
  • Quantity
    View "Full Pricing Table" below for details including case sizes and volume pricing.
  • Color
  • Size
    3 in. x 450 ft. *76mm wide
  • Price
    $ Price/photo will update once Color & Size chosen.
Before ordering, please read the "Product Description & Specs" tab content for more information about this item.

Product Description

Shurtape WP-300 Performance-Grade Reinforced Paper Tape is a water-activated reinforced tape used for packaging applications in all environments. Its starch-based water-activated adhesive provides an instant, aggressive bond to most corrugated surfaces and becomes part of the box. The fiberglass reinforcing filaments on WP 300 provide excellent tensile strength and optimum security. Recommended for medium-duty carton sealing for critical closure of medium weight cartons subject to handling stress. Please note Shurtape no longer winds this tape onto a core.

Gummed Paper Tape is used for two strip sealing cartons top & bottom. Water-activated reinforced tapes bond instantly to both non-recycled and recycled fiber (corrugated carton, paper, etc.) surfaces and therefore, generate an immediate destructive bond resulting in a tamper-evident package which prevents pilferage. Starch-based adhesive absorbs dust and bonds securely to the carton. Sealing the seam also acts as a dust barrier. Not affected by extreme hot or cold temperatures. Paper and adhesive are 100% biodegradable. Country of Origin: United States.


Technical Information

Shurtape Performance-Grade Reinforced Paper Tape (WP-300)
  • Carrier/Backing: reinforced kraft paper, 75/150 fiberglass
  • Adhesive: starch fortified, odorless, non-toxic, water activated   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 7 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Tensile Strength: 75 pounds per inch (longitudinal) 30 pounds per inch (transverse)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -20°F to 120°F
  • Application Temperature: 33°F to 110°F
  • Core: N/A
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Download Datasheets

The following downloads are available for this product:

Download Product Data Sheet

WP-300 Standard sizes


3 in. x 450 ft.

Actual Size: 76mm wide

WP-300/ 76450

UPC = 688295152491

Single Item (1-9 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (10-49 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (50-99 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 100 Items)


a 16% discount

a 17% discount

a 18% discount





Question & Answers

[ viewing questions 1 through 1 of 1 total ]
Evgeny Dec 08, 2018
QUESTION: This tape (Shurtape WP-300 Performance-Grade Reinforced Paper Tape) is specified as 'water activated'.What does it mean? Is water to be applied on the tape before using, and how to do that?
ANSWER: Yes, it’s a gummed paper tape so you need to apply water to activate the adhesive. You can do that with a sponge by hand or can use a dispenser such as the Excell ET-377 (see Thank you.

User Reviews

[ viewing reviews 1 through 1 of 1 total ]
Kevin B. Verified Buyer Jun 21, 2018
High quality gummed tape
Shurtape WP-300 Performance-Grade Reinforced Paper Tape [Water-Activated]
Nice thick adhesive tape - holds up well
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
Shopping Cart Summary
Adhesive Tape Blog
Video Resource Library
How-To Resource Articles
ga('set', 'dimension10', '2');