Splicing tape is a splicer for web press and paper mill that is used for continuous production. Splicing tape to join 2 rolls of materials to increase the length or provide continuity of substrate. It works by “pasting” an expiring roll onto the next so that the press does not have to stop.
In paper mill production line, Repulpable Splicing Tape are water soluble modified acrylic adhesive, coated on a repulpable paper carrier. Repulpable means that it can be recycled. The repulpable tapes backing and glue can be dissolve in water.
In Printing industry, commonly used splicng tapes are Web press splicing tape, Flexographic printing splicing tape, Label stock splicing tape, Releaseliner splicing tape. They are provide superior adhesion to “difficult-to-adhere-to” surfaces such as plastic films, polycoated paper and boards, and other low-energy surfaces.
There are two main types of splicing tape: single-coated and double-coated. Single-coated tape has adhesive on one side, while double-coated tape has adhesive on both sides. Single-coated tape is typically used for butt splices, where the two pieces of material are simply placed next to each other and the tape is applied over top. Double-coated tape is typically used for overlap splices, where the two pieces of material overlap and the tape is applied over the overlapping area.
Normally splicing tape are zero-speed splicing tape that structure is similar to the normal Double-side tape or Single-side tape. They are repulpable tape that use to paper mill production line. It operates while the expiring roll and the new roll are both stationary.
Single-Side Repulpable Splice Tape:
General purpose tape for manual splice roll changes and fixing roll ends.
butt splices, core starting, end taping.
Double-Side Repulpable Splicing Tape:
Used in overlap splicing, manual splices, core starting, and roll finishing applications.