Carton Sealing Tape

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When you need carton sealing tape (CST) for your business, Crown is your packaging partner.  We'll help you find the best tape for your shipping process, and make sure you're stocked up to keep your operation running smoothly.


Need more information?  Learn about carton sealing tape to find out which type is best for your application.

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Acrylic Carton Sealing Tape

Acrylic tapes deliver reliable, high performance and are resistent to aging, weathering, and yellowing.  They feature high clarity, excellent shear strength to reduce “flagging”, and feature controlled unwind for smooth dispensing on both manual or automatic case sealing equipment.

Hot Melt Carton Sealing Tape

Hot melt tapes deliver significantly higher adhesion than acrylic tape and can be applied either by hand with a tape gun or with an case sealing machine. 

Natural Rubber Carton Sealing Tape

Natural rubber tapes are a good option when you require strong adhesion, especially when case-sealing on uneven surfaces or in environments extreme temperatures or humidity.

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Carton Sealing Tape | Industrial Tape for Packaging and Shipping

Crown Packaging is a top supplier of carton sealing tape offering many styles including hot melt, acrylic, and rubber CST in bulk.

What is Carton Sealing TApe?

Carton sealing tape (also known as box-sealing tape or packing tape) is a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape used in packaging or shipping workflows to properly close corrugated boxes to help protect products during shipping or storage.

Carton Sealing Tape Elements

Carton sealing tape is typically made by coating a thin, flexible backing material with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. The backing material is usually made of a synthetic polymer, such as polypropylene or polyethylene, and is chosen for its strength and flexibility. The adhesive is a special type of glue that is activated by pressure and forms a strong bond when applied to a surface.


To make the tape, the adhesive is applied to the backing material in a thin, even layer using a variety of techniques, such as coating, extrusion, or lamination. The adhesive may be formulated with various additives, such as plasticizers, UV stabilizers, and antioxidants, to improve its performance and durability.

Common Sizes of Carton Sealing Tape

In industrial applications, carton sealing tape is typically used in wider and thicker sizes than those used for general-purpose packaging. The most common sizes for industrial applications are 48 mm (roughly 2 inches) or 72 mm (nearly 3 inch) wide.


In addition to these standard sizes, carton sealing tape is also available in custom sizes to meet specific needs.

Types of Carton Sealing Tape

Acrylic Carton Sealing Tape

Acrylic Carton Sealing Tape (also known as pressure-sensitive tape, packing tape, clear packaging tape) is best suited for reliable, all-temperature box sealing performance where resistance to aging, weathering, UV light and yellowing are important. They also provide excellent clarity, high shear strength to prevent “flagging”, superior quick stick performance and controlled unwind to facilitate dispensing on manual or automatic case sealing machines.


Hot Melt Carton Sealing Tape

With hot melt carton sealing tapes, a thermoplastic adhesive, also known as hot glue, provides a significantly higher adhesion in comparison to an acrylic tape. This style of tape can be used either manually (with a tape gun) or through autuomated application via a carton sealing machine.


Natural Rubber Carton Sealing Tape

Consider a natural rubber carton sealing tape when you need a tape that quickly forms a strong bond, in situations when case sealing on an irregular surfaces, in environments with high humidity, or in extreme temperatures of 0-150 degrees.  Rubber based products grab very aggressively initially and are well-suited for long-term packaging applications.

Choose the right Carton Sealing Tape for your Business

Whether you are sealing boxes by hand or using a case sealing machine, Crown Packaging has a CST tape that's perfect for your business needs. 


Not sure what type of tape is best suited for your application?  Contact Crown to speak with a packaging specialist who can not only help you find the best tape for the job, but the right equipment to match it.