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Gummed tape

Gummed tape: dust-tight and tamper proof

Gummed tape according to DIN 55475 made from tear-resistant Kraft paper and with water-activated vegetable glue coating for the dust-tight, tamper-proof and environmentally friendly closing of your cardboard packaging. Available in brown and white or with colour print and with or without reinforcement fibres. Available for all package weights and suitable for manual and fully automated processing.

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The gummed tapes from Schümann convince as a tamper-proof and sustainable closing solutions for cardboard packaging

We offer a wide range of gummed tapes for the dust-tight, tamper-proof and environmentally-friendly closing of cardboard packaging in every weight class. In addition to unreinforced tapes according to DIN 55475, our current range of products also includes a wide variety of filament-reinforced and fibre-reinforced closing tapes. Our gummed packaging tapes aren't just available in brown and white, they are also available in single and multicolored versions, or with individual printing according to your requirements. In the Schümann Green Line group of products, we can also offer you unreinforced and reinforced packaging tape which fulfil particularly demanding requirements in terms of sustainability, environmental friendliness and recycling capability. These closing tapes have an exceptional eco-balance.

Environmentally-friendly cardboard packaging

All the Schümann gummed tapes are made from tear-resistant Kraft paper and water-activated gummed wet tape. For this reason, they are also known internationally as water-activated tape (WAT) or gummed paper tape. The paper is manufactured from wood which originates from sustainably managed forests in the EU. The water-activated glue that we use on our packaging tapes is a natural product which consists of a coating based on potato starch, the adhesive effect of which is achieved with a simple and sparing application of water. In the case of our reinforced tapes for cardboard packaging, multiple filament reinforcements or fibre reinforcements are either overlaid on the packaging tapes in the form or a variety of layer configurations or integrated in the gummed tapes.

Tamper-proof closing of packaging and cartons

With our packaging tape for cartons, packages and packets made from corrugated cardboard or solid cardboard obtain a secure and air-tight closure which makes tampering to the packaging immediately identifiable. This is because after it is activated with water, the adhesive coating on the tear-resistant tapes creates an inseparable material composite with the cardboard packaging. Cardboard packaging which has been closed with gummed tape from Schümann cannot be open or closed again without destroying the surface of the packaging. Our packaging tapes therefore make a valuable contribution to product protection and transport safety.

Manual or automatic application of gummed tapes

All the gummed tapes from Schümann are supplied on ready-to-use rolls that are available in a variety of lengths. The packaging tapes can be applied manually, semi-automatically or with the use of fully automatic closing equipment and packaging lines. The additional strengths of our packaging tapes include their temperature resistance – the tapes are resistant to heat and the cold – as well as their stabilizing effect on packaging and cartons made from corrugated and solid cardboard.

Closing product for cardboard, pouches and bags

Find out more about our reinforced gummed tapes, our environmentally friendly packaging tape from our Green Line series, as well as our pouch closing tapes, our bag closing tapes with hot-melt adhesive coating and our security tapes. We will also be pleased to inform you about the topics of transport safety, opening technology and printing.


Whether it is online retail, food logistics or the supplier industry: the gummed tapes from market leader Schümann are the ideal packaging tape for cardboard packaging in every category of weight. They are suitable for manual and fully automated use, and provide a dust-tight closure on cardboard packaging with safety against tampering and unauthorised opening and an exemplary eco-balance. Find out which types of gummed tapes are available and how you can optimize your packaging processes in this video.