About Gummed Tape

Gummed tape, also known as water activated tape (WAT) is a pressure sensitive adhesive often used in industrial settings to seal cartons and finish packaging products. The tacky nature of the adhesive creates a secure seal with cartons that is tamper evident yet can still be easily opened. Gummed tapes create a strong bond to porous surfaces when the adhesive is activated by moisture.

Gummed Tape

Converting Gummed Tape

Strouse converts 3M gummed tape and other pressure sensitive adhesives to custom sizes, shapes, and formats. As a specialty adhesive tape converter, Strouse has the technology, people, and process in place to accurately convert tape into finished components that can meet tight tolerance standards.

Strouse provides rolls of gummed tape slit to custom widths or parts that are cut to custom shapes and dimensions. Finished parts can be provided in multiple formats including parts wound on a roll of liner, parts on singular sheets of liner, or parts as individual pieces with a liner on one or both sides to protect any potentially exposed adhesive. These formats are designed to simplify your assembly process, so whether you apply the tape by hand or using machine automation, Strouse can design a solution that solves a functional need but is also customized to fit in with your existing processes.

We work on projects of all types from concepts drawn on a napkin to pre-designed components already spec'd into a project. Our diverse manufacturing capability allows us to provide you the material you need in the exact size, shape, and format required for your design and process while being able to scale for production in a cost effective manner.


Applications & Use Cases 

  • Secure boxes and cartons yet allow them to be easily opened
  • Provides a secure bond to porous surfaces
  • And More

Popular Gummed Tapes:

Strouse is a 3M Preferred Converter and can source gummed tape from 3M at discounts due to the large orders we often place. We have over 75,000 rolls of material and more than 2,000 individual materials in stock at any given time. If you're looking for a specific material, just ask our engineers, but these are some of the more popular gummed tapes:

  • 3M 6141 Water Activated Paper Tape
  • 3M 6147 Performance Reinfored Water Activated Tape
  • and Many Others!

Industrial Packing Tape Products Include:

Strouse die cuts and converts industrial packing tape and flexible materials to solve many different adhesive applications. Our diverse manufacturing capability allows us to provide you the material you need in the exact size, shape, and format required for your design.

If you have a question about a project you are working on or think using pressure sensitive adhesive can bring your product to market faster contact us today!