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Removing Old Masking Tape: What You Need To Know!

Removing Old Masking Tape: What You Need To Know!

By on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’ve all had the experience of having to remove old masking tape. This is an incredibly drawn out and tiring affair and often requires one to clean the surface on which the masking tape was placed. But since we specialize in the supply of masking tape to both national industries as well as small home-grown offices, we thought we’d share with you some of the ways you can remove old masking tape. The reason why masking tape sticks to surfaces so well, and sometimes bonds with the surface on which it has been placed, is because the adhesive is made from urethane. When urethane bonds with a surface, the best way of quickly getting rid of the tape is to sand it off. However, this is never a good idea as it leaves abrasions on whatever surface was sanded. Using a hair dryer to heat up the adhesive, make sure that the tape has been thoroughly warmed up. Once warmed, use a very thin and very sharp craft blade to slide beneath the tape, lifting it off the surface. This is the best method for removing masking tape from finished surfaces as well as glass surfaces. If you’re removing the masking tape off a surface that can take a little bit of a beating, yet you don’t want to go so far as having to sand the surface, then make sure to use a lacquer or spirits, and thoroughly scrub the soaked masking tape. If you’re attempting to remove the tape from a treasured surface of either hardwood furniture, or expensive appliances, then you may have your work cut out for you. Using baby oil or olive oil in very limited amounts gently dab the masking tape until saturated. Then, using a plastic device (a plastic spoon works well), scrape the oiled masking tape off the surface. This should take off all the residue, but it is rather time-consuming. For all of your packaging supplies in Gauteng, make sure that you contact Design Packaging & Tapes as soon as...

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Christmas Packaging Alert!

Christmas Packaging Alert!

By on Nov 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Attention all customers: please make sure that you have made all your necessary Christmas packaging orders! The Christmas season is almost upon us, and unfortunately, at this time of year there are always customers that we are unable to cater for, simply because the demand is too great. Please ensure that you contact a sales representative at Design Packaging & Tapes as soon as possible and get your order in. Here might be a few of the reasons why you so desperately require packaging just before the silly season: You are expecting to sell more product, hence you are overproducing this month to get stock on the store shelves, hence you require a lot more packaging materials. You are an office administrator, and it is at the end of the year that you begin filing and storing away any unnecessary items. To do this you’ll require corrugated cartons (of which we are a supplier). You are a homeowner, and during the Christmas break it is the only time you can afford to move, redesign, spring clean or reorganize your home. It may be too late, but you could be a brand that hopes to release a second packaging option over the Christmas season, and you therefore need new packaging made. ‘ If any of the above examples illustrate your demands for Christmas packaging materials at the end of November, then make sure you contact us sooner, rather than later! Have a great week!...

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The Corrugated Board Industry Boom!

The Corrugated Board Industry Boom!

By on Nov 16, 2016 in Packaging | 0 comments

Corrugated cardboard is one of the fastest moving products on the market, globally! As the rate at which consumer goods are purchased increases, brands are looking for economical, customizable and sustainable sources of packaging, and corrugated board ticks all the right boxes. The Growth So Far… The packaging industry grows at around 5% every year and remains one of the most important aspects in the production chain. Corrugated cardboard reflects this growth as the packaging product is, by and large, a more sustainable product than non-reusable plastics. Furthermore, modern processes involving die-cutting and molding speeds up manufacturing, creates customizable packaging for individual brands, and gives brands the ability to package products economically. South Africa has benefitted from corrugated cardboard growth as international brands with a local market use South African packaging businesses to supply their corrugated board. This, in turn, has created jobs, from forestry to warehousing. The Future Of Corrugated Board… Unfortunately, the expected production of corrugated board is expected to slow down dramatically over the coming years. This is a result of internet shopping, and manufacturers focussing on slimming a product’s packaging to increase positive user-experience and cover costs. Growth is expected to drop from 4.3% to 3.6% next year. Where growth is expected, though, is in certain industries like the electronic market where corrugated board is still a very popular packaging material. Luckily, South Africa is not as advanced as the USA or Europe, and the trend of buying products online has not extended to the majority of the population. For this reason, the industry will not suffer a decline in growth, but rather it will continue the current trend of expansion. Buy Local!  It is important to source local corrugated board manufacturers for locally produced products. The reasons for this are obvious. However, it is equally important to purchase bulk quantities of corrugated board from a manufacturer that can support your requirements, and deliver the customized and specced product appropriately. If you ae looking for such service, don’t hesitate to contact Design Packaging &...

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3 Clever Uses Of Filament Tape

3 Clever Uses Of Filament Tape

By on Nov 10, 2016 in Packaging | 0 comments

Filament tape is one of the most versatile tapes on the market and is used in industries such as food packaging to simple office administration. What makes filament tape so unique is that it is made with thin strands of fibreglass, giving the tape a tensile strength that is unmatched when compared to other tapes of the same size. But what makes filament tape so important? And what are some ingenious ways of using the tape? Superior Strength  Because the filament tape is so much stronger than any other tape on the market with the same size, the filament tape cannot be torn. If there is any weakness regarding filament tape is that it can be split lengthways with a little bit of force. However, this is unlikely to happen if applied properly and in events whereby the filament deals with excessive pressure. This means that the tape is a requirement within the packaging industry as well as the office. Filament tape can be used to bind corrugated boxes in the office as well as the factory floor, and because of its strength it can also be a great tape that bundles items. Clever Uses For Filament Tape  We’ve found that there are a number of uses for filament tape, and uses that justify your business keeping a supply of filament tape in store. Filament tape can be used to secure pallets used in the office and storage spaces. Storing items is a common requisite in the office, yet stored items often need to be moved around. Filament tape can bundle pallets and boxes in groups, securing the weights in place until the goods are needed. Filament tape is used in the automotive manufacturing industry for its ability as an adhesive and the bundling properties it offers those working on the factory floor. This means that filament tape should be found in every garage, and can be used on metal surfaces as an edge application for welding or painting. It excells in this regard because of the lack of residue that it leaves on the surface once removed. Bundling wires or conduits? Filament tape doesn’t conduct electricity, so it’s perfect for use around the office when needing a quick-fix strategy...

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