Gummed tape is a thick paper tape with a permanent adhesive that isn't sticky until wet. A sponge or a gummed tape dispenser can be used to soak it. Water-activated tape is another name for it (WAT). Gummed paper tape is a type of adhesive tape created from natural materials like paper or potato starch.
It features a natural glue adhesive that becomes sticky when moistened, making it completely recyclable. The use of gummed paper tape has surged in recent years, adding to the arguments over paper vs. plastic packaging. On the other hand, the tape has more to offer than simply being an "environmentally good alternative" to plastic tapes.
Compared to normal pressure-sensitive tapes, cartons sealed with gummed tape disintegrate at a considerably slower pace as temperature changes and operate better in humid situations and at very low temperatures.
There have been consistent technical breakthroughs and the launch of new projects to improve gummed tape strength and improvement of high-tech water-activated tape dispensers to increase efficiency and authenticity.
During the forecast period, the gummed tape market will rise at a significant rate. Gummed tapes are commonly used in a variety of industries, from e-commerce to pharmaceuticals.
Gummed tapes are in high demand in the logistics and shipping industries, as they provide strong adhesive strength for grooved box packaging and damage-free product transportation. The transportation and logistics industry's growing demand for corrugated packaging is driving gummed tape sales across the globe.
Growing corrugated packaging demand in the shipping & logistics industry.
The transportation and shipping industries are driving up demand for corrugated packaging, driving up sales of gummed tapes in different parts of the world. Because water-activated gummed tapes create a mono-material and provide tamper-evident packaging, its application for corrugated box closing is predicted to grow substantially throughout the forecast period.
There have been consistent technical developments and the launch of new projects to improve the strength of the gummed tape and the advancement of high-tech water-activated tape dispensers to increase efficiency and authenticity to cater to the ever-changing Gummed Tape Market demands of the consumer.
IPG, for example, has introduced Curby, a range of curbside-friendly items, in response to fast-expanding e-commerce shipment volumes and consumer awareness of the environmental impact to foster a circular economy and help handle E-commerce expansion difficulties.
Furthermore, IPG's Water-Activated Paper Tapes recently passed the WMU OCC-E (Western Michigan University OCC Equivalency) testing process (unreinforced). As a result, it is the first and only certified environmentally friendly carton seal tape.
The global gummed tapes market is expected to be dominated by Asia-Pacific
Because of the presence of industry titans and leading technological pioneers, developed regions represent lucrative sales chances. In Asian nations such as China and India, the rapid rise of verticals such as e-Commerce and electronics and electrical is forcing manufacturers to rethink their strategies.
The market appeal of these growing economies is being boosted by cheaper raw material availability, a strong presence of local vendors, and increased cross-border trade.
The gummed tapes market is highly competitive and significant growth is predicted over the next decade, owing to the growing acceptance of tapes with environmentally friendly materials and superior adhesive properties over alternatives such as pressure-sensitive tapes and BOPP tapes. Brdrene Hartmann A/S, Holland, Intertape, Shurtape, Loytape, Papertec, LPS Industries, Windmill, Neubronner, and Can-Do National Tape are major players in the global Gummed Tapes market.