Gummed Paper Tape (Water-Activated)

For a super-strong bond that makes packing a breeze, try using gummed paper tape from FindTape. We offer a selection of these specialty tapes from top brands like Shurtape and Intertape at low prices. This isn't your typical roll of tape. Instead, gummed paper tape is a starch-based water activated adhesive which provides an instant, aggressive bond to most corrugated surfaces.

The tape actually becomes part of the box to which it is applied, making it one of the strongest options for packing and sealing. When secure closure is a priority, it's smart to use water-activated paper tape for this very reason.

With paper packing tape, water-activated features make it especially popular for sealing items that need to be kept secured. Rather than just acting as an adhesive, the unique design actually bonds with the surface when you use this type of Kraft paper tape. Water-activated features also help to create a dust barrier since it is such a close and secure bond.

There are a number of ways to use water-activated packing tape both at home or for business or industrial uses, such as:

Product Applications

  • Carton sealing applications where durability, extra strength and reliability are required
  • Creating a barrier for dust, dirt, oil, etc.
  • Reinforcing fiberglass
  • Critical closure of cartons subject to handling stress or extreme temperatures
  • Tamper evident packaging

Not all water-activated tapes are made alike. Some are made for more heavy-duty applications, while thinner tapes should be reserved for light-duty cartons. Each product in our collection features detailed specifications which describe the tensile strength, operating temperatures and other important features of the tape.

In addition to being a particularly strong-bonding tape, gummed paper tape is also non-toxic and odorless. It's a great choice for keeping precious items safely stored or creating packages that can be securely shipped. At FindTape, we offer a selection of water-activated paper tapes that can be used on a variety of surfaces, including corrugated cartons, paper and more. Find the perfect gummed paper tape for your needs at a low price by choosing from this online collection.

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