Monday, June 18, 2012

Better Packages Electronic WAT Dispensers Help Save Time, Money, & Worries

Shipping your products is simple, right? Just grab a box, fill it up, seal it shut with plastic tape, and send it on its way. Well, have you ever thought what happens to that box on its way to the customer? Does the box look professionally sealed when it arrives at its destination? Does your tape lift off the box allowing it to open? Or even worse, have the contents of the box been tampered with?

Those are the kind of questions that will keep a Shipping Manager up all night. We've discovered that one of the most efficient, economical, and easy ways to answer those questions is by using Water-Activated Tape (WAT) and a WAT Dispenser from Better Packages®.

Better Packages, Inc. has been creating WAT carton-sealing solutions for almost 95 years. Their WAT technology uses a process whereby when the tape's adhesive is water activated, it penetrates the carton material and forms a permanent bond with the carton. Better Packages' WAT is primarily a combination of Kraft paper and a starch-based adhesive, sometimes containing multiple layers with fiberglass reinforcement.
Better Pack 500 WAT Dispenser

The most cost-effective and efficient way to implement a WAT carton sealing system in your workplace is by using a Better Pack® Electronic Water-Activated Tape Dispenser. According to Better Packages, when using plastic tape packers usually need 2 to 3 strips to seal their cartons, but with WAT one strip creates a secure seal. Better Packages also cites a study that showed it took 16% longer to apply plastic tape with a hand gun versus using an electronic Better Pack machine with water-activated tape.

Other advantages of using a Better Packages WAT system:
  • Creates a tamper-evident seal
  • Removing tape leaves obvious signs of tampering
  • Can easily print on tape
  • Stays strong even if punctured
  • Recyclable - Carton can also be reused or recycled
  • Able to be used in dusty or dirty environments
  • Extreme weather will not affect seal
  • Creates a sturdy seal with just one strip
Well, that seals the deal (pun intended), Better Packages' electronic WAT Dispensers will save you time, money, and worries. And with's low pricing on these quality machines we're sure it will be an open and shut case (or should we say carton) that you'll find the right model for your needs.

Visit the Better Packages Department for a variety of WAT Dispensers such as the Better Pack 500 Electronic Water-Activated Tape Dispenser or the 755 Electronic Water-Activated Tape Dispenser. And, as always, if you have any questions about any products on please give us a call (800-966-6020) or send an email and we'll be happy to answer them for you.

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