Find the Right Bag Sealing Tapes & Dispenser

Find the Right Bag Sealing Tapes & Dispenser

Bag sealing tape is an essential tool in a variety of industries. Most people are familiar with its use in packaging bakery items, but it also helps to seal other retail and industrial goods.

Using this type of tape can help businesses better serve customers and increase the safety and effectiveness of product packaging. This specialized tape serves a distinct purpose, and understanding how it works and why you might use it can ensure you choose the correct tape for your needs.

What Is Bag Sealing Tape?

Bag sealing tape or bag seal tape provides a way to close different types of bags. It is common to use it to seal plastic or paper bags that hold products for sale. It is also applicable in packaging items for shipping as it provides a strong closure to bags and packages.

The tape works by wrapping around the closed neck of a bag and sealing upon itself. The result has a small tag of tape hanging off the bag's neck. To open the package, a person only needs to pull apart the tag.

Also known as UPVC tape, some versions of this product are made with a backing of commercial-grade unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (UPVC). UPVVC is a type of  polyvinyl chloride, which is a thermoplastic polymer. It is related to PVC, which has a range of uses, including the production of pipes and various other plastic items. Bag sealing tape may also use a paper backing or a composite backing.

This tape has a very strong adhesive that allows it to adhere to plastic and smooth surfaces. It also comes in resealable varieties that use a different type of adhesive.

Bag Sealing Tape Purchasing Options

There is more than one type of bag sealing tape, which depends on your intended use. Tape Jungle carries a poly bag sealing tape that comes in standard or colored options.

The  standard version of the product has a plastic backing and is commonly the choice for sealing produce packages. It uses a natural rubber adhesive and has a 22-pound tensile strength, which is how much pressure it can take before breaking.

It also can withstand heat up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit and is heat-shrinkable, hand-tearable, and printable. It is resistant to most chemicals, as well.

This tape is available in 24 or 96 rolls and in shades of clear, white, or tan. It comes in two size options of 3/8 inches and 1/2 inches, with a 3-inch core that fits into a tape dispenser. It is 2.2 millimeters thick.

The  colored version comes in red, dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green, orange, and yellow. It has the same features as the standard tape, however, the colors can assist with product organization and categorization for businesses that use UPVC bag sealing tape for various applications.

It is available in 3/8 inches and 1/2 inches. Red is also available in 5/8 inches. The 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch options come in 24 or 96 rolls, and the 5/8 inch option is available in 20 or 60 rolls. All colored tape is 2.4 millimeters thick.

In addition to the tape, you may also purchase a  bag sealing dispenser. The dispenser loads with the tape and has a slot in which you will push down the bag's neck. The dispenser will then automatically apply the tape seal.

Seal dispensers can greatly increase productivity by making it easier and faster to apply the tape. It also reduces waste as there are fewer errors in tape application or measuring.

It is simple to use and adjustable, making it easy to use with a variety of products. The dispenser is functional with tapes that have a 3-inch core and are compatible with 1/2-inch and 5/8-inch tapes. They are available for purchase individually or in a 10-pack.

The dispenser is lightweight and compact, so you can move it around with ease as needed. If you only need one dispenser for various areas, it can be moved as needed. Although, we suggest buying multiple dispensers if you have more than one person at a time working to package items.

Tape Jungle also sells  replacement parts. Wear and tear over time will lead to certain parts requiring replacement. Thus, we provide these items, including blade sets and trim blades, which also include the holder and screw for repairs.

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Advantages and Uses of Bag Sealing Tape

Bag seal tape has many notable characteristics that make it a better choice over other sealing options or tapes. These include:

  • Temperature resistance
  • Ability to work on a variety of surfaces
  • Doesn't wear with age
  • 22-pound tensile strength
  • Hand tearable
  • Strong adhesive
  • Film-coated
  • Writable

Bag sealing tape stands out from other packaging or tape options because it offers specific advantages to users, including:

  • Tight closure ensures no air or water can get into the bag, which improves shelf life, especially for perishables
  • Tamper-resistant closure ensures no compromising of products during shipping or when on the sales floor
  • Allows for a cohesive presentation and organization of products
  • Provides an efficient and easy way to safely package products with little waste

While a common use for this product is to seal bags, that is not the only use. You can also use this tape for sealing cartons, lamination, and labeling.

Tips for Properly Using Bag Sealing Tape and Dispensers

Using bag sealing tape is fairly easy. If you buy a dispenser, it becomes almost automatic. With little training, employees can use this tape to properly seal packaging. But to ensure everything goes smoothly, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Always double-check the alignment of the tape to the bag neck, especially when using the dispenser. Once applied, it will be difficult to remove the tape without damaging the bag and having to repackage the items.
  • When using a dispenser, make sure to push down firmly and evenly. If you are not consistent, it can result in uneven or incorrect tape placement.
  • Make sure you firmly twist or bunch the bag's neck before applying the tape. If the initial seal is not tight, then the tape cannot go on tightly. The result is a loose seal that could compromise the bag's contents.
  • Use the adjustments on the dispenser to get optimal sealing results. Check out the features of the dispenser and try out different ones to get a feel for what would work best for your needs.
  • Keep your dispenser clean. Remove any linger tape bits or bag particles to keep it operating smoothly and maintain proper functioning.

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Best Practice for Bag Sealing in Different Industries

Bag sealing tape isn't just for bakeries. While it does an amazing job of sealing bags holding pastries, bread, and other baked goods, it is equally as effective at sealing packaging for retail items, other grocery goods, and commercial parts. In fact, the use of bags in packaging is very common in a variety of industries.

Here is a look at some best practices for the various uses of this type of tape.

Food Packaging and Preservation

Because there are a range of standards and requirements for the food industry, packaging must be done carefully. It is essential that when using a bag sealing tape dispenser employees ensure they  have the proper settings to secure and close the bag fully. They should always twist the bag shut tightly before putting it in the dispenser and applying the tape.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging

The medical field requires practices and procedures that  maintain health and safety. The biggest concern in this industry is contamination of any kind. For this reason, individuals should never move tape or dispensers throughout a medical facility. Each area requiring the use of these items should have its own. No sharing of any kind should take place.

E-Commerce and Retail Packaging

Since there are various products for which bags could make a good package, some general rules exist for use in commerce settings. It is important to always choose the right tape. This might include those that allow you to print your business name or logo on them, resealable ones, or different colors of tapes for organizational purposes. Additionally, you should prioritize using tamper-resistant tape. It will allow you to tell if anyone opened the package, which can be handy when processing returns or handling complaints for shipped items.

Industrial Packaging and Shipping

This industry can follow similar practices to e-commerce. Yet, it is imperative to ensure that any bags you choose work with your equipment setup, especially if you send packaged products on conveyor belts.

Additional Resources and References

Tape Jungle sells high-quality tape products, including bag sealing tape. We offer options and choices to allow you to find what you need no matter your intended use or industry.

When you  contact us, our knowledgeable customer support department can assist you with any questions you may have and direct you to the correct product based on your needs. You can always feel free to call or use the online form to get further information or assistance.

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