Frequently Asked Questions

What does Powerband do? Accordion Caret

Powerband is a manufacturer of BOPP Self Adhesive tape. We have also started production of Protection Film / Protective Film / Surface Protection film.

Where is Powerband headquartered? Accordion Caret

Powerband’s corporate office and manufacturing facility are located in Daman, which is 150 kms from India's financial capital, Mumbai.

What kind of tapes does Powerband manufacture? Accordion Caret

We manufacture two types of Products:

Packaging Tape: These products are used mainly as carton sealing tapes. We manufacture BOPP tapes in Plain and Printed tapes up to 7 color printing.
Protection Film / Tape: We also manufacture Protection Film for various applications and surfaces

Do you have a special tape to meet my particular application? Accordion Caret

Please contact us for your special tape requirements to discuss in detail.

What are the different types of BOPP Packaging Tapes and Protective Film that you manufacture? Accordion Caret

Please check our products section for a complete listing.

How much is the lead-time for delivery? Accordion Caret

Our lead-time is among the best in the industry. We ship the majority of our orders in 10 days, with certain items as quickly as 48 hours.

What is BOPP Self Adhesive Packaging Tape? Accordion Caret

BOPP Stands for Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene. It is a pressure sensitive tape that consists of a relatively thin, flexible backing or carrier, coated with an adhesive, which is permanently sticky at room temperature. The tapes can be manufactured with the adhesive coating on one side (single-sided) or both sides (double-sided) of the carrier.  A pressure sensitive tape is any adhesive tape that will stick to a wide variety of clean dry surfaces with only the minimum of pressure applied. It is ready to use and does not need to be activated by water, solvent or heat.

What is the backing that you use for your tapes? Accordion Caret

For our packaging tapes we use BOPP Film (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene). For our protection film / tapes we use a wide variety of backing depending upon the use of film. The most common ones are LLDPE/HDPE, BOPP, and Polyester.

What is the type of adhesive that you use for your tapes? Accordion Caret

We use water based acrylic adhesive. Acrylics are fully synthetic polymers, which are manufactured to give the specific adhesive properties required. Acrylic adhesives are more expensive but generally have better resistance to aging and exposure to light.

How is tape produced? Accordion Caret

There are 2 processes in the production of pressure sensitive tape; coating and slitting. Coating is the application of the adhesive on to the carrier. Slitting is the cutting up of a huge 'jumbo' roll of coated carrier film into the large and small rolls of tape as we see them in the shops.

What is coating? Accordion Caret

Since pressure sensitive adhesives are not runny liquids, they are not as easy to coat on to the thin flexible carriers, therefore they must be made less viscous (or thin) to make coating possible. The adhesive materials are mixed with water to form an emulsion or dispersion. This is then coated onto the backing and the coated film is passed through a series of heated ovens where the water in the adhesive is evaporated.

What is slitting? Accordion Caret

The coating process has now made a 'jumbo'. This is what we call a huge roll of tape, perhaps 1.6m wide x 6000m long. It is the slitting process that turns the large jumbo into rolls for sale, in the sizes we all know. These could be anything from 12mm to 288 mm. The jumbo is unwound onto a machine that contains a number of razor blades. The number and distance between these blades determines the width of the tape. The carrier passes over these blades cutting the tape into narrower widths and these are then wound on to cores to give the appropriate length for the finished rolls.

Why doesn't tape stick to itself on the Roll? Accordion Caret

The coating process has now made a 'jumbo'. This is what we call a huge roll of tape, perhaps 1.6m wide x 6000m long. It is the slitting process that turns the large jumbo into rolls for sale, in the sizes we all know. These could be anything from 12mm to 288 mm. The jumbo is unwound onto a machine that contains a number of razor blades. The number and distance between these blades determines the width of the tape. The carrier passes over these blades cutting the tape into narrower widths and these are then wound on to cores to give the appropriate length for the finished rolls.