Adhesive Tapes are widely used in the garment industries, the most popular ones being: Cotton Cloth Tape, Cellulose Tape, Embroidery Tissue, Pallet Tape, Hook and Loop Tapes, and Seam Sealing Tape. Let us go in detail to see how each one of them can be used:
The Cotton Cloth Tape is a waterproof tape, which is flexible and highly conformable. In the garment industry it can be used in the following ways:
Double Sided Tissue Tape is also known as Embroidery Tape, because of its application which can be used during computerized embroidery. The tape can be used in the following way:
The Cellulose tape is an ideal tape to be used for sealing and packaging of the garments.
The Pallet Tape, also known as the Flat Back Paper Tape or Paper Lifting Tape, helps to protect the print surface of the textile screen print equipment because of its pressure sensitive adhesive. The tape is useful to the garment industry in the following ways:
Hook & Loop tape, or the Velcro Tape is a 100% nylon, hook & loop fastener which comes with male and female versions which has adhesive on the other side for better application. They are completely washable and can be dry-cleaned also.
So, how is the Hook and Loop Tape used in the garment industry?
Seam Sealing Tape also known as PPE tapes is an excellent tape for medical protective clothing. These are some of the ways in which they can be used in the garment industry:
The Seam Sealing Tape is a special multilayer PE film with special antibacterial adhesive which is applied using a heat-sealing machine for the following garments:
The tape is a lightweight tissue coated with Hotmelt or Acrylic adhesives with anti-rebounding and anti-wrapping properties.
In the garment industry, the tape is used to:
The TPU Film Tape is a heat activated tape that is used to transfer logos and emblems to garments.
The tape is an environmentally friendly paper tape that is used for the packaging of garments that would be exported.
There is no one fit for all solution for adhesive tapes in the garment industries, it completely depends on the customer’s requirements and needs. The industry should choose a company that can provide quality tapes which are reliable and can also be customized as per their requirements if needed. Adhesive Specialities, an ISO 9001:2015 company, with their state-of-the-art testing lab, an in-house R&D facility and a well-trained workforce can ensure that they would be able to provide garment industries with the best adhesive solutions possible.