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Cellulose Tape Used at Restaurants in Indonesia

In Indonesia our PanfixTM cellulose tapes are used to put order slips on the table in order to check if the ordered dishes arrive properly.

According to our local agency in Indonesia our PanfixTM cellulose tapes are chosen from many adhesive tapes by the following reasons.

1. Compared with petroleum-derived OPP tapes,our cellulose tapes smell less and dose not interfere with the taste of dishes.
2. Strong adhesive and holding power enabling to stick firmly.
3. Staffs can easily cut it by hand in the busy reception of the restaurants.

Therefore, People working in restaurants of Indonesia value our PanfixTM cellulose tapes.

Nichiban Cellulose Tape CT-18/LP-18 for Coating Test

Manufacturers of automobiles, toys and home electronics conduct coating test to check the coating adhesion and adherability of the product.

There are several different tests to measure the resistance of paints and coatings from base material. This time we will introduce one of them called “Cross-cut Test”.

The cross-cut test method uses a grid pattern perpendicular to the surface of the coating to determine the degree of separation from the base material after cutting.
This method can quickly check suitability and the degree of separetion of each coating layer from multiple coatings.

The test method is as follows:
(1)Making cut lines as grid
(2)Attaching the tape to cut lines
(3)Peeling off the tape and observing the tape and cross-cut area

For this test, many Japanese manufacturers use Nichiban's self adhesive cellulose tape CT-18 and LP-18. Because Nichiban’s cellulose tape CT-18 and LP-18 conforms to standards for “pressure sensitive adhesive tapes” defined in JIS Z 1522.

Cellulose Tape for Gift Wrapping in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, it has been a custom to give hampers which are wrapped baskets containing food and daily necessities at special events such as Christmas and Lebaran (festival for Muslim) .

Our PanfixTM's cellulose tape has been chosen and used to wrap the hamper.

There are three reasons for this. 

Firstly, cellulose tape is transparent and clear, so it is possible to make wrapping beautiful.

Secondly, cellulose tape will improve work efficiency when wrapping because it can be easily cut by hand without  tape cutter and  cut it with one's hand while holding whenever you need.

Thirdly, it can stick clean because cellulose tape has low level of static electricity reduces attraction to packing film.

In this way, our PanfixTM's cellulose tape is used in each country and in their own unique way and evaluated for its quality and usability.

Do you know the difference between Cellulose tape and OPP tape?

cellulose tape

Since our NICHIBAN's self adhesive cellulose tape launched in 1948, it has consistently used natural ingredients. NICHIBAN's self adhesive cellulose tape DOES NOT contain plastic but natural ingredients such as wood pulp, natural rubber, natural resin, and recycled paper core. So, The cellulose tape is eco-friendly product.

The cellulose tape is easy to use because it has "Strong adhesive" ,"Easy to cut quickly with less power" and "Low Static electricity". It is also used for packing foods and medicines because it is made with natural ingredients.

OPP tape is mainly made from polypropylene film coated with acrylic adhesive. The raw ingredient of OPP tape consists mainly of petroleum-derived components, and acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives have a characteristic irritating smell.

Both of cellulose tape and OPP tape are transparent, but cellulose tape is not only good for environment, but also good for usability.

We conducted qualitative assessment of cellulose tape and OPP tape.The assessment demonstrates that self adhesive cellulose tape is better than OPP tape on the following 6 aspects.
1. Non-Plastic material
2. Strong adhesive
3. Easy to cut quickly with less power
4. Low Static electricity
5. Smell-less
6. Less CO2 emission

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How Cellulose Tape is Better  than OPP Tape?

What kind of tree is used for cellophane?

tree

We mainly use eucalyptus trees for making the wood chips, which are raw materials of cellophane. They are a type of hardwood trees that take about 10 years to grow. Koalas are known to eat the leaves of this tree. Eucalyptus trees are planted in many parts of the world as renewable biological resources with little environmental impact.

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Interview with our factory workers -Their passion for providing better PanfixTM Cellulose Tapes to customers [Part 2]

After the last time, we will introduce an interview with our cutting process worker.

[Interviewee]
-Female, working at cutting process

Q1. How long have you been involved in the production of PanfixTM cellulose tapes? What processes are you in charge of this product?
- I have been in charge of cutting process for 12 years since I joined the company. I spend my whole career in cutting. I cut countless cellulose tapes every day.

Q2. What are you actually in charge of in the cutting process?
- In the cutting process, a large roll of cellulose tape is cut into a product size.
Cellulose tapes are cut in two ways.
One is the slicer method that we cut a wide rolled cellulose tape with core into thin pieces (usually 12-24mm width size).
The other is the slitter method that we cut the cellulose tape, which has been rolled, into thin pieces while rewinding it, and roll it up on a core that has been already cut into a product size (usually 12-24mm width size).

Q3. What are you careful about while you’re working?
-It’s very basic, but I ’m trying to care about two points.
First one, as we cut multiple products of different sizes every day,
I always check the product specifications before starting cutting of different products.
Second one, I always take great care in accurately applying the tape to the paper core that is already cut according to the size of the product.

Q4. Message to the Customers
- I am so happy that cellulose tapes we made are used by consumers.
As our PanfixTM cellulose tapes are made from natural materials and they are eco-friendly products, and we have confidence in the quality of cellulose tapes we made.
I'd be grateful if you could choose and try to use our PanfixTM cellulose tapes.

Interview with our factory workers -Their passion for providing better PanfixTM Cellulose Tapes to customers [Part 1]

Our PanfixTM cellulose tapes are manufactured in a factory in Thailand. We interviewed three workers who actually work at the production site. This time, we will introduce an interview with one of our coating process worker.

[Interviewee]
-Male, working at coating process

Q1. How long have you been involved in the production of PanfixTM cellulose tapes? What processes are you in charge of this product?
- I have been in charge of coating process for 23 years since I joined the company. I have been spending my whole career in coating.
In the coating process, cellophane film is coated with release agent on surface and coated with primer and adhesive on the back.
Here, cellophane film as base material and coated tape are checked by the QC department, and only pass the Nichiban quality standards will proceed to the next process.

Q2. What are you actually in charge of in the coating process?
-In the coating process, I reel in the cellophane film provided by suppliers. I approximately make several dozen rolls per day.

Q3. What are you careful about while you’re working?
- I continue to work hard every day to provide high quality cellulose tapes to customers.
Cellulose tapes are very sensitive to humidity. The lower humidity is, the more likely tapes break. I always pay attention to keep the humidity of the workplace with hygrometer.

Q4. Message to the Customers
-We work hard every day to provide high quality cellulose tapes to customers.
Our PanfixTM cellulose tapes are chosen by a wide range of industrial enterprises and factories from food manufacturers to gift companies due to their unique features such as strong adhesive, ease of cutting quickly with less power, low static electricity, smell-less and so on.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could use our PanfixTM cellulose tapes.

When you can't find the end of cling film

Cling wrap is a kitchen necessity.When we use cling wrap, we occasionally encounter a difficulty in finding cut line or the cut line of cling film has broken.

At such times, cellulose tape will help us solve this problem.
First of all, take the cling film out of the packaging box.
Next, sticking a piece of cellulose tape around the edge of cling film roll, and then get the cellulose tape off lightly.
In this way, we will easy to find the end of cling film.

Tricks to peel the tape clean.

After removing the cellulose tape, the surface sometimes remains sticky due to the residue of the adhesive. To make it easier to remove the residue, use the adhesive side of a separate piece of tape while warming the residue with a hairdryer. Old and hardened residue could be removed using a spatula or a similar object. Use a Benzine or a peeling agent to wipe off the remaining residue on the surface.

*Please note that the use of organic solvents such as benzine or peeling agent may cause discoloration or deterioration, depending on the type of material such as plastic, leather, painted surface, or leather.

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