Paper tape is generally used for 30 through 34 degree framing nails and has a strip of paper with glue holding the fasteners together. Paper tape nails contribute to a cleaner job site because the paper around the fastener is driven into the wood along with the fastener, instead of around the job site. Paper tape also reduces the risk of having material stuck under the nail head leaving the top part of the fastener exposed. However, they are sometimes easy to break apart and do not work well in wet or moist conditions because the paper can become soggy.
Plastic collated nails, also known as plastic strip nails or plastic collated framing nails, are the most economical type of framing nails. The nails are held together with plastic strip or band to prevent deterioration due to weather conditions or high humidity. The collation are angled to accommodate the overlapping heads, and the angles are available in 0°, 15°, 20°, 21°, 22° and so on. Our plastic collated nails, with smooth, ring or screw shank, are widely used in most wood applications to provide efficient operation and excellent holding power. Besides, there are stainless steel plastic collated nails for cedar or redwood to prevent staining.