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The Comprehensive Guide to Adhesive Tapes

Welcome to Richards Packaging’s comprehensive guide on adhesive tapes. With over 25 years of experience in the packaging industry, we offer a diverse selection of adhesive tapes that cater to a variety of needs. From sealing delivery boxes to wrapping gifts, our adhesive tapes come in various widths and colours, and we even provide custom-printed tapes. In this blog, we'll delve into the types, applications, and benefits of adhesive tapes, and explain why Richards Packaging is your go-to source for these versatile tools.

Types of Adhesive Tapes

Packaging Tapes

Packaging tapes are crucial for securing and tamper-proofing parcels during shipping and logistics. Our clear packaging tapes, available in widths ranging from 12mm to 24mm, ensure that your packages remain intact and safe throughout transit. We also offer premium and performance tapes from Vibac, known for their durability and reliability.

Duct Tapes

Duct tapes are renowned for their versatility and strength. Ideal for quick fixes and temporary repairs, they are widely used in construction and various other applications. Their robust adhesion makes them suitable for sealing, patching, and reinforcing materials.

Double-Sided Tapes

Double-sided tapes provide an invisible bonding solution, perfect for crafting, mounting, and other discrete applications. These tapes ensure a clean finish, making them ideal for projects that require a seamless appearance.

Masking Tapes

Masking tapes are designed for temporary use, such as painting or labelling. They can be easily removed without leaving residue, ensuring that surfaces remain clean after the tape is peeled off.

Applications of Adhesive Tapes

Packaging and Shipping

Adhesive tapes are essential in the packaging and shipping industry. They provide secure seals that protect the contents of parcels during transit. Our premium reinforced cross-weave tape is particularly effective for heavy-duty packaging needs.

Construction and Repairs

In construction, adhesive tapes are used for a variety of tasks, including quick fixes and temporary solutions. Their strong adhesion makes them suitable for use on different surfaces, providing reliable repairs and reinforcements.

Crafting and DIY Projects

For crafting and DIY projects, double-sided tapes are indispensable. They offer precision and clean adhesion, making them perfect for detailed work where aesthetics are important. Whether you’re creating art or fixing household items, these tapes are a must-have.

Medical Applications

Specific adhesive tapes are also used in medical settings for wound care and securing medical devices. Their gentle yet effective adhesion ensures that they stay in place without causing discomfort.

Benefits of Adhesive Tapes

Ease of Use

Adhesive tapes are incredibly user-friendly. They do not require specialised tools for application—simply peel and stick to create a strong bond.


The versatility of adhesive tapes makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, from heavy-duty tasks to delicate projects. Whether you’re securing a package or mounting a light fixture, adhesive tapes can handle the job.

Prompt Solutions

In emergencies or for quick fixes, adhesive tapes provide immediate and effective solutions. They are a reliable choice for on-the-spot repairs.


Adhesive tapes offer durable and reliable solutions at an affordable price. This cost-effectiveness makes them a practical choice for both businesses and individuals.

Why Choose Richards Packaging?

Expertise and Experience

With over 25 years in the packaging industry, Richards Packaging provides expert guidance and recommendations. Our family-owned business is known for its reliability and trustworthiness.

Quality Assurance

We source our adhesive tapes from reputable manufacturers, ensuring high quality and performance. Our tapes are designed to meet the demands of various applications.

Local Availability

Our trade counter in Redditch is open during convenient hours, allowing you to inspect products in person and receive personalised assistance from our friendly staff.

Quick Delivery Options

For those unable to visit in person, we offer prompt delivery services. Enjoy the convenience of having your adhesive tapes delivered directly to your location.


Richards Packaging offers custom-printed tapes and can tailor our products to specific dimensions and needs. Contact us to learn more about our customisation options.

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