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Water Activated Tape Dispensers

Professional, Secure Carton Sealing Tape & Dispensers

Water-activated tape, otherwise known as gummed tape dispensers, generates an immediate, strong bond resulting in a superior seal on corrugated cartons. Starch based adhesives are applied to reinforced paper stripping that becomes active when wet. A water-activated tape dispenser provides a simple and fast way to size, wet and cut water-activated tape for closing corrugate cartons.

Typically Water Activated Tape can be categorized as follows:

  • Paper Tape (plain & printed)
  • Reinforced Tape (plain & printed)
  • Box Tape


Most pressure-sensitive tapes take time to develop a “destructive” bond when applied to a porous substrate surface. Water-activated tapes bond instantly to both virgin and recycled fiber (corrugated carton, paper, etc.) surfaces and therefore, generate an immediate destructive bond resulting in a tamper evident package.

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Water Activated Tape Dispensers

The Most Popular Automatic Water Activated Tape Dispenser

BP555eS Series Electric Gummed Tape Dispenser

Better Pack's most popular auto-dispensing water-activated tape dispenser. Designed for fast-paced packaging areas.

BP555eS Automatic Electric Water Activated Tape Dispenser

Automatic Water Activated Tape Dispenser

BP500 WAT Electric Tape Dispenser

Auto-dispensing water-activated tape dispenser designed for medium and high-volume packaging. Since the dispensers are engineered to endure, these electronic workhorses stand up to rough handling and demanding work settings.

BP500 Automatic Electric WAT Dispenser

Automated, High Speed, Water Activated Tape Dispenser

Better Pack 755eS Automatic WAT Tape Dispenser

Auto-dispensing water-activated tape dispenser built for demanding, fast-paced environments, particularly those with random-sized cartons.

BP755eS WAT Dispenser

Manual Water Activated Tape Dispenser

Better Pack 333 Manual WAT Dispenser

Manual water-activated tape dispenser perfect for low and medium-volume packaging areas.

BP333 Manual Water Activated Tape Dispenser

Curby Mini Water Activated Tape Dispenser

Better Pack 333 Manual Gummed Tape Dispenser

The Curby Mini-Taper is a sleek, lightweight manual water-activated tape dispenser with a small footprint. Weighing only 6 pounds, it is perfect for small office or home office, retail outlets and low-volume shipping environments with limited workspace.


The Curby Mini-Taper allows any size business to enjoy the carton sealing benefits of water-activated tape: security, strength and professional packaging.

BP222 Curby Mini-Taper

Why Use Water Activated Tape

Secure Your Product

Protective packaging is one of the cornerstones of Gertex Solutions. We understand product should arrive at it's end destination in the exact condition it set off in. Water activated tape allows this to happen. Water activated tapes will bond to any recycled boxed. By creating a superior bond between box and tape, water activated tape can be torn, but the seal unbroken. Because of this, you can see if the box has been tampered with.

Strengthen Your Package's Seal

Your tape is no longer dead real estate, you can personalize it with a logo and QR code; bringing brand messaging to the real estate on your box. Various grades of water activated tape that will coincide with the weight of your boxes: the heavier the box, the higher grade tape. The fibers in the tape dictate the strength of the seal.

Product Consistency

By using a machine to automate the taping process it ensures consistent and accurate results. We typically find our clients achieving ROI within 6 months. Instead of multiple strips of tape, only one strip of tape is necessary and the results are consistent. Using water activated tape dispensers allows you to do it right the first time, every time.

Sustainability Focused

Water activated tape is recyclable and re-pulpable. Only one strip of water-activated tape is needed for a secure, strong seal. Portable dispenser does not require electricity. All Water Activated Tape Dispensers are sustainably constructed, with low impact ecological footprint in mind.

What is Water Activated Tape?

Construction of Reinforced Water Activated Tape


WAT is IPG’s first Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Product. All IPG’s WAT is recyclable with the carton it is applied to. Single-Ply Paper Tape is also Certified Recyclable by Western Michigan University

Diamond “String” Pattern
Represents Cross Direction/CD of fiberglass or polyester yarns in- between the two plys.


Row “String” Pattern
Represents Machine Direction/MD of fiberglass or polyester yarns in- between the two plys.

Industries Using Water Activated Tape

Automotive aftermarket
Jewelry & Accessories
Electronics
Cosmetics
Home Goods
Health & Beauty
Pharmaceuticals 

Medical devices
Pet food / supplies
Hardware
Food / Meal Kits
Luxury items
Clothing / Shoes
Manufacturing 

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