Packaging Tapes

Whether products are sold online or in-store, making sure they reach consumers in good condition hinges on keeping them protected in the warehouse and in transit. That means keeping the boxes and packages that contain them secure in a variety of conditions.

Whether you’re a small operation using hand tape or a large distributor using a case sealing machine with large rolls of machine tape, it’s important to use the right product for your specific requirements. After all you are going to be using a lot of it!

In our experience here are some things we recommend you consider:

  • Performance over price– It’s easy to think most tapes are the same and that a cheap tape will do, but this is not the case. There are many variables that affect tape performance and matching the right tape to your packing and storing conditions is vital.
  • Tape material– Tape can be one of two types – Polypropylene and PVC Vinyl. Polypropylene offers a low cost, versatile option and will perform well in most conditions. PVC Vinyl is stronger and lasts longer in extreme temperatures, so if you are packing in a freezer or cold storage, this is the material for you. PVC Vinyl also performs better with long-term storage.   
  • Glue type– Once you’ve picked your tape material, it’s time to think about the adhesive. There are three options: Hot Melt, water-based Acrylic and Solvent. Hot Melt is cheaper and has a fast-acting tack but struggles with lower grade board and other surfaces; it will also struggle with extreme temperatures. Water-based Acrylic is much more versatile, coping well with a greater range of surfaces and temperatures. Solvent has the most aggressive adhesion but also the highest cost and is the least environmentally friendly.
  • Advice – The most important thing to keep in mind is that not all tapes are the same, and that goes for the conditions in which you pack and store your goods too. At ATL Dunbar we are here to provide the expertise needed to find the right tape for your requirements. Your products and the condition in which they reach your customers is vital, so finding the right packaging solution is equally important.

Bespoke Printed Tape

Bespoke printed tape which when used in conjunction with existing marketing, enhances your corporate image and can send your company profile to a wider demographic. ATL Dunbar can print up to 8 colours on tapes that are suitable for all types of packaging. Get In...

Cloth Tape

Whether economy hot melt or high tack solvent our cloth tapes offer excellent performance in a variety of conditions. Get In Touch Today For A Competitive Quotation On Your Specification Of Cloth Tape – email us at or give us a call on 0161...

Polypropylene Packaging Tape

ATL Dunbar stock polypropylene packaging tapes ranging from general purpose acrylic and hot melt to high tack colours. This allows us to cater for all conditions, board grades and temperatures. If you require tape for general carton sealing or tape suitable for application and storage...

PVC Tape

We offer all PVC Tapes & PVC Hazard tapes. These tapes are available in the full range of colours, specs and sizes based on application required. Get In Touch Today For A Competitive Quotation On Your Specification Of PVC Tape – email us at

Specialist Tapes

We can also offer quotes on special tapes such as: Aluminium Tape Masking Tape Double Sided Tape Filament & Strapping Tape Foam Tape Anti-Slip Tape Reflective Tape Plaster board Tape Get In Touch Today For A Competitive Quotation On Your Specification Of Specialist Tapes –...

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