Packing tapes generally have two applications: sealing storage boxes and sealing shipping boxes. It makes a difference what kind of tape you use in either case. There are three factors to consider when choosing your packaging tape:
Application: Storage and shipping boxes require different types of tape adhesives.
Tape dispenser size: Your packaging tape roll needs to be the right size for your dispenser.
Do you need packaging tape for storage boxes or shipping boxes?
Acrylic packing tape is your best bet for storage boxes. Acrylic adhesive can handle a variety of temperatures and setting, including warehouses, garages and storage facilities. Plus, acrylic packaging tape can maintain it seal for more than three years.
Hot melt shipping tape is the best for shipping boxes because of its superior holding power. Shipping boxes are typically subjected to rough handling in transit. Hot melt packaging tape ensures your boxes stay sealed. You can also use hot melt tape to strap boxes together.