Filament tape or strapping tape is a pressure-sensitive tape consisting of a pressure-sensitive adhesive coated onto a backing material which is usually a polypropylene or polyester film and fiberglass filaments embedded to add high tensile strength.
It is a versatile packaging product for light, medium and heavy duty applications in any sector. It is used for several packaging functions such as closing corrugated fiberboard boxes, reinforcing packages, bundling items, pallet securing etc.
The tape can be applied manually with a stationary dispenser but is more often applied with a hand held tape dispenser. This allows the user to more efficiently place the tape on the box, cut it off, and rub it down.