What is the difference between ‘hand’ and ‘machine’ packaging tape?

Packaging Tape – Hand Rolls

Hand Packaging Tape is used for general purpose and carton sealing applications and is commonly applied with a hand pistol grip dispenser.

Packaging Tape – Machine Rolls

Machine Packaging Tape are extra long 1000 – 2000m rolls that are automatically dispensed and applied by the machine through a conveyor belt. Machine tape is used for high volume applications as an efficient and secure carton sealing method.

Adhesion Selection Guide:

What the available adhesion types of Packaging & Machine tap

Packaging Machine Tape
Omni Products has developed a variety of premium packaging & machine tape for hand and machine applications to suit a range of surfaces and conditions. Packaging Tape is categorised into 3 main adhesions types; Acrylic, Hot Melt (Synthetic Rubber) and Natural Rubber Solvent.

Acrylic Adhesive —— Hand / Machine
Packaging Tape with an Acrylic adhesive is a bargain priced tape but without compromising on quality. This packaging tape has good adhesion performance that can be applied to plastic, paper and cardboard items that are stored or transported in low temperatures.

Hot Melt Rubber Adhesive —— Hand / Machine
Packaging Tape with a Hot Melt Rubber adhesive has premium adhesion qualities that can be applied to paper and cardboard cartons in mild to hot temperature environments. Hot melt adhesive is sometimes referred to as Synthetic Rubber Adhesive, is not suitable for cold storage rooms and freezers under 15 degrees.

Natural Rubber Adhesive —— Hand / Machine
Packaging Tape with a Rubber Solvent adhesive is the most aggressive of the range. It has an excellent fast bonding adhesion on a wide variety of surfaces and temperatures. Natural rubber Packaging Tape is the most premium aggressive adhesive and is the most common type of packaging type being good value high performing.

Are you not sure what adhesive type to use? The table below will help you to choose what packaging tape would best suit your application.


Do you require Custom Prints and Sizing on Packaging Tape?

We are the leading manufacturer of Custom Printed Tape in Australia. With in-house slitting and printing facilities we can custom print hand and machine rolls of packaging tape with a printed turn around time. Our tape slitting facilities give us the ability to be able to custom slit tape to any specific widths to suit each clients individual requirements.

Omni Printed Tape is an excellent promotional and brand awareness idea. From as little as 2 cents per carton per application you can be assured of a quality result every time.