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What is Repulpable Tape?

Posted on September 11th, 2022

Repulpable Tape are water soluble modified acrylic adhesive, coated on a repulpable paper carrier. Repulpable means that it can be recycled to the paper pulp in water. The repulpable tape’s backing and glue can be dissolve in water.

Repulpable Tapes used at paper mills, newspapers, web printers to join 2 rolls of materials to increase the length or provide continuity of substrate. So the repulpable tapes also named Splice Tapes or Repulpable Splicing Tapes.

Single-side Repulpable Tape
Double-side Repulpable Tape
Flying splice Repulpable Tape

Benefits of using Repulpable Tapes:

Reduces waste: Contributes to efficient paper recycling and minimizes landfill waste.
Improves paper quality: Prevents contamination and maintains the quality of recycled paper.
Cost-effective: Can be more cost-efficient than alternative non-repulpable tapes in the long run, considering waste disposal costs and environmental benefits.
Sustainable paper production: Supports responsible paper manufacturing and promotes closed-loop paper recycling systems.

Choosing the Right Repulpable Tape:

Consider the application: Match the tape’s strength, thickness, and adhesion level to the specific splicing task and paper type.
Compatibility: Ensure the tape is compatible with the paper material and the recycling process used.
Environmental certifications: Look for tapes with certifications from recognized organizations like TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) to ensure their repulpability.

Repulpable Splicing Tape

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