Introducing Shurtape® brand AP 201® Colors

Production grade acrylic packaging tape in colors ideal for identifying sealed packaged contents
AP 201 Colors

HICKORY, N.C. (April 2021) – The new Shurtape® brand AP 201® Colors production grade acrylic packaging tape by Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive tapes, is designed to assist all industries in quickly and easily identifying the contents of sealed cartons. Available in blue, green, red, yellow and orange, Shurtape®  brand AP 201® Colors is engineered to withstand a range of conditions and temperatures. It’s the ideal packaging tape solution for industries that need to clearly delineate sealed cases of different types of manufactured goods, including seasonal products, pharmaceuticals, general consumer goods, food products and more.

Meets FDA Guidelines
Packaging tape that comes in contact with food is regulated as an indirect food additive under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) and requires FDA clearances. AP 201 Colors meets applicable standards for FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 175.105 and FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 177.1520, which address adhesives and components of coatings, and polymers, respectively.

“An important feature of AP 201 Colors is that it meets FDA guidelines for indirect food contact, as it pertains to packaging materials,” said Bradley Dunlap, senior product manager, industrial packaging, Shurtape Technologies, LLC. “Because the tape is engineered for high visibility and is available in vibrant hues, we recommend AP 201 Colors in blue for food shipments. It’s easily identifiable against the products and provides a visual guard against plastic contamination in the event tape fractures while opening the carton.”

A Valuable Tool for Categorizing & Organizing

For manufacturing businesses producing various products packaged in similar cartons, AP 201 Colors offers a simple solution for quickly recognizing specific product categories. The bright tapes stand out against the packages throughout the supply chain. This saves valuable time by allowing workers to efficiently group specific product categories or reroute certain cartons in an automated shipping system.

Constructed with a 28 micron biaxially oriented polypropylene cast film, the durable, 2.0 mil acrylic packaging tape is available in standard widths and lengths and can be used for light- to medium-weight cartons in manual or automated industrial case sealing systems.

 A Broad Range of Packaging Tape Solutions

The new AP 201 Colors joins the Shurtape brand acrylic packaging tape family, which features a range of high-performing tapes. From general purpose tapes, like AP 101®, to high performance and premium plus grade tapes, including AP 401® and PP 802 – to name a few – these acrylic carton sealing tapes are designed for durable, long-lasting performance in a range of extreme temperatures and are UV resistant.

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