TPP tapes: a clear packaging alternative

Tape.  If you are anything like me, when you were initially introduced to tape, you had no idea the complexity of that one noun or the various applications it fits.  The TPP tape is exactly one of those tapes that would fall into that category.

Innumerable packaging processes rely on stretch film to unitize pallets. While stretch film is certainly a viable option, an alternative packaging solution may just be a TPP tape.

TPP tape is made of tensilized polypropylene. TPP tape is offered as an alternative to filament tapes for securing pallets, bundling heavy goods, end tabbing coiled or rolled materials, and reinforced holding of volatile components.

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General need to know TPP Characteristics:

  • General to high range tensile strength
  • Excellent elongation
  • High bond to corrugated and other surfaces
  • Conformability
  • Stain resistant
  • Adhesive transfer resistant
  • Chemical and water resistant
  • Clean removability
  • Temperature resistant
  • Thin backing

Applications for TPP Use:

  • Carton closing
  • Palletizing
  • Bundling
  • Reinforcing
  • Use on powder coated surfaces
  • Surface protection
  • End tabbing
  • Temporary holding of appliance parts
  • Belting of electronic components

“Upon switching to the TPP tape, the customer reported a 37% savings on their packaging costs.”

TPP Tape Case Study

A fulfillment house was using stretch film to unitize pallets for in-house storage. A few of the drawbacks to using regular stretch film are stock shrinkage, time consumption, and inability to see through the film. After examining a fulfillment house, IPS recommended a switch to a TPP tape.

The fulfillment house chose to switch to a TPP tape from their stretch film. They realized that the clear characteristic allowed the scanning of barcodes and was much more affordable than stretch film. They used much less product and spent far less money. Upon switching to the TPP tape, the customer reported a 37% savings on their packaging costs.

The Problem: A fulfillment house was experiencing stock shrinkage, unnecessary time consumption, and inability to see through film while using stretch film to unitize pallets for in-house storage.

  • Stock shrinkage
  • Unnecessary time consumption
  • Inability to see through film
  • Use of stretch film to unitize pallets

The Solution: IPS decided that the clear solution was to switch to a TPP tape.

  • TPP successfully secured pallets
  • Were able to bundle heavy goods with TPP tape
  • Reinforced holding of volatile components
  • TPP tape is much more affordable
  • Saved 37% of prior packaging costs

 

IPS Packaging is a leading provider of packaging supplies, packaging equipment and packaging solutions. If you would like to know more about IPS Packaging, call 888.922.1622 or contact our Sales team.

 


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