A ready to use pressure sensitive aqueous acrylic emulsion for the manufacture of polypropylene carton sealing tapes. This adhesive has demonstrated excellent performance for box closing applications requiring a unique balance of peel, shear and tack. The viscosity, stability and compatibility with common formulation ingredients of this allows it to be further compounded or used as it. It is a rapid drying product that can improve drying efficiencies and line speeds and may be coated to a variety of facestocks. It can be used in the manufacture of low noise carton sealing tapes.