Boxtopia, the cardboard box utopia
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At Boxtopia we understand that choosing the right product for your application is important, that is why we’ve created this page which is intended to give you as much information as possible in order to help you make an informed decision.

We will continually add more details to help you, so please visit this page again to see what's new and we hope you find it useful!

If you have an enquiry please call us on 01476 576 090 make an enquiry by following this link:


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Adhesive Tape:


Adhesive Tape


There are a variety of tapes which can be used for a range of applications, here are the most popular. The first thing to note is that there are three types of adhesive for polypropylene tapes:


This is a premium tape with high and long term adhesion properties. It is suitable for a variety of applications (including products which will be stored in cold conditions) and is available in hand and machine length rolls in various widths.

Hot Melt

This is a mid range tape which is ideal for general purpose and everyday use. However, it is not recommended for use on polythene products but can be used on recycled boxes. Again, it is available in hand and machine length rolls in various widths.


This is a basic, economy tape. It is ideal for light weight cartons but isn’t suitable for use on recycled boxes. A low noise version is available*. Acrylic comes in 48mm wide x 66m length rolls in buff, transparent and a variety of colours.

PVC Tape

Is a premium tape with a solvent adhesive and silent unwind for quiet working environments. It is thicker than polypropylene material for added strength, however it isn’t suitable for use in cold conditions. PVC tape is available in hand rolls in buff and transparent options.

Masking Tape

Comes with hot melt adhesive and is suitable for applications at room temperature. Rolls are available in 25mm and 50mm widths on 50m length rolls.

Standard Printed Tapes

There are a variety of printed tapes which can be used for a number of applications; FRAGILE, HOLD, REJECTED, CONTENTS CHECKED & SECURITY SEALED, DAYS OF THE WEEK and ORGANIC to name just a few. These tapes can be supplied in solvent, hot melt or acrylic.

Bespoke Printed Tapes

These tapes offer you the ability to tailor them to your individual needs. For example, it is a cost effective way of advertising your business and making your product stand out from the rest. It can also be used when the standard printed tapes don’t meet your requirements. They are available in hand and machine length rolls in solvent, hot melt and acrylic.

Filament/Crossweave Tapes

Both these tapes are extremely strong, they contain glass fibre filaments which run the length (Filament) of the roll or the length and width (Crossweave). They are regularly used in the timber and engineering trades where added strength is required.

It may also interest you to know that we are happy to split full boxes of the tape that we stock in order to suit your requirements.

Hand Tape Dispensers

In addition to the various types of tape, we can also supply you with a hand tape dispenser which makes light work of any packaging job.


Corrugated Cardboard Boxes:


Die-Cut Boxes

There are many advantages of choosing corrugated cardboard for your packaging. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • They offer increased protection for items which are being transported.
  • It is a versatile material and can be used for a wide range of items.
  • Our boxes are supplied flat so they can be stored efficiently.
  • Bespoke boxes can be tailored to each individual requirement making it more efficient and effective.

Corrugated cardboard boxes can be supplied in brown or white, single or double wall and we are now stocking some coloured single wall board too. Single wall is made up of a liner, fluting and another liner. Double wall is two single wall combinations adhered together which gives added stability and strength. This coupled with different flute sizes and box designs allow for a vast number of box styles to be created.

Corrugated cardboard boxes can also be effectively used to market your brand or products by printing on them, this can be in full colour for larger quantities and black for smaller orders. Printing can also be an effective way of assisting with warehousing and storage operations.

Our corrugated cardboard is made from 84% (double wall) and 73% (single wall) recycled material and the remaining virgin paper is sourced from sustainable forests, so the impact on the environment is kept to a minimum.

As we manufacture corrugated cardboard boxes on site we can provide a reliably quick turnaround time in order to meet most deadlines.

Box designs come in two forms:

Standard Boxes

These are boxes which don’t require any die-cutting tools to produce them. Because of this they are usually more cost effective for shorter runs. Get an instant quote now from our box calculator.

Die-cut Boxes

These are boxes that can be tailored to your specific requirement. Die-cut boxes require a die-cutting tool in order to cut the box design out of the corrugated cardboard sheets and, as such, are more cost effective for larger quantities of boxes, although we can do them on any quantity run as required. Click here to see a selection of die-cut box styles.

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