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Box Closure

The full job of a package is containment, protection and communication. The right tapes and other accessories can help your packages get to your customers intact.


From Your Dock to the Customer’s Door

Tapes designed for specific situations can give both you and your customers more confidence that what you ship is what they receive.

Scotch® and Tartan™ Box Sealing Tapes by Category

  • Acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives applied to a tape backing provide excellent adhesion over a broad range of temperatures and substrates.

  • A hot melt synthetic rubber adhesive is applied to a tape backing so that when it cools it makes an excellent quick-stick adhesive with good hold for recycled corrugate.

  • Can be applied at freezer and refrigerator temperatures of -6,6°C to 10°C and once applied performs well below freezing temperatures.

  • several rolls of custom-printedtapes including both colored tapes and 4-color imageprinting
    Custom Printed Tapes

    Logos and other promotional messages identify your packages to help you stand out from competitors and won’t rub off during transit.

  • Splicing and bundling tapes with high-temp versions for processes that have a bake cycle, suitable for hand tearing or machine dispensing.

  • Designed for excellent handling and quick stick to a variety of substrates as well as easy opening when used as a closure.

Tape Backing and Adhesive Selection Guide

Featured Products

  • Image of a roll of Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 375+, designed for heavy-weight materials

    Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 375+

    This industrial-grade packing tape securely closes a wide variety of heavy-weight boxes.  Provides a seal with high strength and durability in tough environments so your boxes will stay closed throughout the supply chain no matter the percentage of recycled content — even in cold temperatures. Designed specifically for flexibility and conformability under stress, it is ideal for food and beverage, electronics, Fulfilment and eCommerce. It offers good edge tear and split resistance. It offers quick stick to a variety of surfaces and resists abrasion, moisture and scuffing. Easy to dispense manually or with 3M-Matic™ case sealers.


  • Image  of a roll of Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+, designed for cold-temperature application

    This is a high performance industrial packaging tape for box sealing, splicing, recouperage and other demanding packaging applications. Offering reliable performance over broad temperature ranges, it was specifically engineered to provide excellent adhesion and durability for boxes that are commonly exposed to shipping hazards and cold temperatures. It adheres to highly recycled corrugated fiberboard boxes, offers quick stick to a variety of surfaces and resists abrasion, moisture and scuffing. Easy to dispense manually or with 3M-Matic™ case sealers.

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Other Packaging Solutions

  • How do you get your packages securely sealed, out the door and into the hands of your customers in the fastest, most efficient manner? It starts with 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers. For 50 years, packaging facilities everywhere have relied on these productivity-enhancing solutions for consistent, efficient case sealing, day after day.

  • Hand-held tape dispensers are an essential tool wherever products are processed, repackaged or prepared for distribution, including warehouses, industrial plants, e-commerce shipping operations and retail distribution outlets. 3M box-sealing products can be found in a weight and size for nearly every production requirement.

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