Compare and Contrast: Glue Sealers vs Tape Sealers

When it comes to factory automation and material handling, there are many different types of equipment that can be used. One such piece of equipment is a case sealer. There are two main types of case sealers: glue sealers and tape sealers. Both have their own pros and cons, which we will discuss in this blog post. So, which type of sealer is right for your factory? Let’s find out!

Glue Sealers

Glue sealers use a hot melt adhesive to seal products in cases. The main advantage of glue sealers is that they are very versatile and can be used on a variety of different materials. They also have a very strong bond, which makes them ideal for heavy-duty applications. However, glue sealers can be more expensive upfront than tape sealers and may require more maintenance.

  • Glue over the long run is less expensive than tape, allowing for the more expensive upfront cost to be offset by lower material cost, per case 
  • Glue has stronger structural integrity than tape, holding longer over time
  • There is a more professional aesthetic with glue sealed packaging

Tape Sealers

Tape sealers use pressure-sensitive tape to seal cases. The main advantage of tape sealers is that they are less expensive than glue sealers and require less maintenance. They also have a shorter sealing time, which makes them ideal for high-speed applications. However, tape sealers don’t have as strong of a bond as glue sealers and are not as versatile.

  • Tape sealers have lower initial cost than glue sealers
  • Tape requires less maintenance than glue, meaning less downtime for your production line
  • Tape has a shorter sealing time than glue, making it ideal for high-speed applications

However, tape does not have as strong of a bond as glue, meaning that it is not as versatile

Which Should You Choose?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a glue sealer or a tape sealer. It all depends on your specific factory needs and application requirements. If you need a versatile sealer with a strong bond, then a glue sealer is the way to go. If you need a less expensive sealer with a shorter sealing time, then a tape sealer is the way to go. Ultimately, the decision is up to you!

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