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Tape Characteristics Chart

 

  POLY 30 COLD TEMP
POLY 30
PVC 35 POLY 40 ACRYLIC
COLOURS
Printability Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Colour touch Limited Limited Yes Limited Limited
Background colours All All All All Clear only
Flood capacity Fair Fair Excellent Fair No flood
Reverse print No No No No Yes, on clear only
Negative print Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MECHANICAL
Thickness 30 micron 30 micron 35 micron 40 micron 28 micron
Minimum width (mm) 18 18 18 18 18
Maximum width (mm) 144 144 144 144 144
Minimum length (meters) 50 50 50 50 50
Maximum length (meters) 914 / 1371 914 / 1371 990 914 914
Noise characteristics Noisy Noisy Low noise Noisy Low noise
Opacity Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Scratch resistance Moderate Moderate Good Moderate Excellent
Tear by hand No No Yes No No
High Temperature resistance 200°C / 390°F 200°C / 390°F 80°C / 180°F 200°C / 390°F 200°C / 390°F
UV resistance Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Excellent
Unwind Easy Moderate Hard Moderate to hard Smooth & easy
Long length applications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Impact resistance Good Good Excellent Excellent Good
Moisture resistance Good Excellent Excellent Good Poor
Clarity Good Good Good Good Excellent
Aging resistance Good Very good Very good Good Excellent
Application temp. range 7°C to 50°C
45°F to 120°F
-15°C to 38°C
5°F to 100°F
2°C to 66°C
35°F to 150°F
7°C to 50°C
45°F to 120°F
0°C to 50°C
32°F to 120°C
ADHESION
Adhesive base Hotmelt Hotmelt Solvent based rubber Hotmelt Emulsion water based acrylic
Tack (instant stick) Very good Very good Very good Excellent Fair
Stick Good Good Best Very good Good
Shear Very good Very good Very good Excellent Very good
Corrugate adhesion Very good Very good Excellent Very good Excellent
Cold temp. performance Fair Excellent Very good Good Excellent
Best use Light boxing Freezer & cold temp. Recycled, heavy box Freeze, heavy boxes Light & recycled boxes & low temp. application