Packing Tapes

Packing tape, also referred to as parcel tape, is most commonly used to seal up cardboard boxes, secure packages or used to repair or secure a box or package if necessary. They are ideal to use when packaging up goods for postage or when packing up boxes for moving. You can learn more in our complete packing tape guide.

Features and Benefits

Parcel tape is usually made from polypropylene or polyester, it is a pressure sensitive adhesive used widely in numerous businesses, factories, warehouses, shops and at home. Packaging tape is available to buy individually or in a pack of several rolls. Packing tape is ideal in helping to ensure your customer is satisfied with the goods that they receive, and that their parcel or supplies arrive securely and are in pristine condition on delivery.

Packaging tape can be brown (brown tape), transparent or coloured. It comes it a variety of sizes, although most common small core rolls of tape are 19 mm x 33 m, large core tape rolls are 19 mm x 66 m and packaging tape is 50 mm x 66 m. Although many different width (mm) and length (m) tapes are widely available.

How to apply packing tape?

The packaging tape can be applied in a variety of ways, manually with a small stationary dispenser, similar to that of Sellotape. With a handheld tape dispenser with a serrated edge to cut the tape at the correct place and prevent it from becoming tangled and unnecessarily wasted. Or the packing tape can be applied with automated machinery, in this case, low noise tape can be especially effective and ideal when using it for high-speed packaging lines.

Type of packing tapes

Packing tape is available in a range of variations that work effectively on different surfaces. Different tensile strengths are available ranging from 7N/cm all the way to 800N/cm.

Packing tape always has a variety of different backings for different package type applications such as;

  • Glass Fibre
  • Kraft Paper
  • PVC
  • PET

Applications of packing tape

Packing tape is widely used in a variety of applications such as;

  • Warehouse
  • Industrial
  • Food Packaging

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Description Price Backing Material Width Length Tape Text Thickness Colour Dispenser Type Elongation at Break Model Number Tensile Strength Series
RS Stock No. 198-6797
Mfr. Part No.06120-00105-01
BrandTesa
£5.65
Each
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PVC 50mm 66m FRAGILE - Red/White Manual, Table Top - 6120 - -
RS Stock No. 198-6646
Mfr. Part No.04120-00008-00
BrandTesa
£4.25
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PVC 50mm 66m - 0.05mm Transparent Auto, Manual 75% 4120 45N/cm -
RS Stock No. 198-6652
Mfr. Part No.04120-00042-00
BrandTesa
£4.25
Each
Units
PVC 50mm 66m - 0.05mm Brown Auto, Manual 75% 4120 45N/cm -
RS Stock No. 198-6725
Mfr. Part No.04124-00096-00
BrandTesa
£5.61
Each
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PVC 50mm 66m - 0.07mm Brown Auto, Manual 60% 4124 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 198-6719
Mfr. Part No.04124-00015-00
BrandTesa
£5.61
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PVC 50mm 66m - 0.07mm Transparent Auto, Manual 60% 4124 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 198-6668
Mfr. Part No.04120-00022-00
BrandTesa
£3.89
Each
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PVC 50mm 66m - 0.05mm White Auto, Manual 75% 4120 45N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2320
Mfr. Part No.4204 Red 66mx50mm
BrandTesa
£4.64
Each
Units
PVC 50mm 66m - 0.06mm Red Table Top 75% 4204 50N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2312
Mfr. Part No.4204 Clear 66mx25mm
BrandTesa
£2.00
Each
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PVC 25mm 66m - 0.06mm Transparent Table Top 75% 4204 50N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2294
Mfr. Part No.4104 Clear 66mx12mm
BrandTesa
£2.95
Each
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PVC 12mm 66m - 0.07mm Transparent Table Top 60% 4104 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2311
Mfr. Part No.4204 Clear 66mx19mm
BrandTesa
£1.55
Each
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PVC 19mm 66m - 0.06mm Transparent Table Top 75% 4204 50N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2297
Mfr. Part No.4104 Clear 66mx25mm
BrandTesa
£4.85
Each
Units
PVC 25mm 66m - 0.07mm Transparent Table Top 60% 4104 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2296
Mfr. Part No.4104 Clear 66mx19mm
BrandTesa
£3.83
Each
Units
PVC 19mm 66m - 0.07mm Transparent Table Top 60% 4104 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2300
Mfr. Part No.4104 White 66mx12mm
BrandTesa
£2.85
Each
Units
PVC 12mm 66m - 0.07mm White Table Top 60% 4104 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2293
Mfr. Part No.4104 Clear 66mx9mm
BrandTesa
£2.51
Each
Units
PVC 9mm 66m - 0.07mm Transparent Table Top 60% 4104 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2295
Mfr. Part No.4104 Clear 66mx15mm
BrandTesa
£3.62
Each
Units
PVC 15mm 66m - 0.07mm Transparent Table Top 60% 4104 60N/cm -
RS Stock No. 111-2310
Mfr. Part No.4204 Clear 66mx15mm
BrandTesa
£1.14
Each
Units
PVC 15mm 66m - 0.06mm Transparent Table Top 75% 4204 50N/cm -