See ya clear tape, Henkel White Filament Tape took your place for good!
Jan 22, 2010
Pros: Very strong, great adhesive, versatile, doesn't peel or weaken, doesn't pop with pressure
Cons: A bit pricey but worth it
The Bottom Line: Henkel White Filament Tape 1"x60 Yards is the best binding and strapping tape I have used. It's amazingly effective and holds up to anything. Worth every penny.
I am reorganizing my office and have been buying office supplies like crazy lately. Some fail and others stand out. One stand out is Henkel White Filament Tape 1"x60 Yards. This tape is arguably the strongest tape I have ever used.
About the Tape
I always thought tape was tape. I mean, how different can strapping tape be? I started with clear stuff and it was awful. I was using it to bind boxes, tape filing cabinet drawers closed so I could move them without fear of losing their contents, and for sealing heaving mailing packages. The clear tape pretty much failed at everything.
I went to an office supply store and picked up some Henkel Filament Tapein two widths - the one ince size I am reviewing here and three inch width for sealing large boxes to be mailed or stored.
This roll is 60 yards long and is white. It has fiberglass reinforcement which, to me, looks like very thin strings running through it. It doesn't mean a thing to me but the tape has 285 tensile strength.
What means a lot to me is that the tape is amazingly strong. It sticks and stays without any issues and doesn't loosen or peel.
I use Henkel White Filament Tape on almost everything that I need bound and bound tightly and it works great. It will leave a mark on wood so I didn't use it on my office desk drawers and cabinets when I moved that but pretty much everything else was bound with Henkel Filament Tape.
I also use this tape for sealing mailing envelopes and smaller boxes. It is 100 times better than the clear packing tape and seals securely and perfectly every time.
My one issue is that the tape comes on a roll with no cutter. I have to cut the tape with scissors. I'm not sure if they make a gun for this type and size tape like the one I have for the wider tape. I have not seen one yet. I will buy one if I find one though because I do get slowed down when I have to keep cutting pieces of tape.
This tape doesn't curl or tend to stick to itself. It's well behaved. It does what it should with no issues. I only need one strip to securely seal most things and, if I really want to be secure, I will use the tape in a crisscross design. Even the heaviest of boxes won't bust open or even bulge when secured with this amazingly strong tape. The little "strings" running through it make all the difference. They add tremendous strength to the tape and the adhesive is super strong. I am very pleased with the performance of this tape and will use it in the narrow one inch width as well as the three inch width from now on. Good bye, weak transparent tape!
Buying Info Henkel White Filament Tape, in the one inch width as well as other sizes, is avilable at office supply and mailing products stores on and offline. One roll is around $5.00-$6.00 which seems pricey but you will save on the amount of tape you need as well as on frustration. This tape won't let you down. You can save by buying the tape by the case. It is discounted when bought in bulk.
All tape isn't alike. It's one thing to use cheap tape to wrap gifts but when you need strength and reliability for heavy jobs, choose wisely. My choice is Henkel White Filament Tape in the one inch width for many things and the three inch width for securing large boxes for mailing or storage. The one inch size is versatile and superior to any tape I have used. It doesn't rip, peel, or lose its adhesive and weaken. Once this tape is on, it's ON until you remove it and that has saved me loads of frustration as I move things around and store others. I give this tape 5 stars. It's great stuff.
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Patty Therre (PattyTherre)
I am a writer, editor, researcher, and reviewer as well as a fashion and beauty fanatic. I am into fitness and like to switch up things so that fitness is fun and not a big drag like it can often be. … more
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Premium grade strapping tape is perfect for bundling or sealing your heaviest packages. Tape is fiberglass reinforced with an aggressive adhesive that works on all types of surfaces, especially corrugated boxes. 285 tensile strength. DUC07575, 07575