Some research and anecdotal evidence has shown that using water-activated tape (WAT), also referred to as kraft paper or brown paper tape is superior to plastic pressure sensitive tape when it comes to work safety, efficiency and more. WAT produces a strong, one-strip tamper-evident seal with minimal effort.
How does water-activated tape work?
WAT is used with a tape dispenser which makes the process quick and efficient. Once inserted, the tape gets fed through the machine, which moistens the tape and "activates" its adhesive. Some dispensers will cut the tape to a predetermined length and released it. It is then ready to apply to a carton.
Making the switch to WAT is easy, however making the choice in tape dispenser can be tricky. Below is a comparison of our available stock and what makes them unique.
Manual vs. Electric
First, you must decide between a manual or electric dispenser. The largest factor to consider is the size and versatility of your operation.
Electric tape dispensers provide better:
-Efficiency, as it allows jobs to be completed faster
Manual tape dispensers provide:
-Less Maintenance is required
Once you've considered your priorities, the next step is learning more about our available tape dispenser offerings.
Better Pack 555eS Electric Tape Dispenser
The Better Pack 555eS Electric Tape Dispenser has many features and functions that help shipping departments work efficiently and effectively, including:
. Calibrated in inches with 115V (US) versions
. Tape output of 45"per second
. 1,000 foot roll tape capacity means fewer changeovers; less downtime
. User-friendly, color-coded keypad with 14 preset buttons
. Preset Tape Length Range 6"- 45"
Performance and Warranty
. Heavy-duty, self-oiling blade for perfect, consistent cutting
. Backed by the best industry warranty - 2 years parts and material; 6 months labor
Safety features include:
. Thermal cutoff prevents motor from overheating after extensive use
. Safety interlock switch disables cutting blade when front cover is open
. Materials like flame-retardant plastic, steel side frames, high grade solenoid link, and zinc-plated stainless-steel parts
Ideal for applications like:
. High-volume, fast-paced shipping environment
. Packing and sealing more than 100 cartons per day/per 8-hour shift
Better Pack 333 Manual Tape Dispenser
The Better Pack 333 Manual Tape Dispenser is reliable and simple to use. It is a great option for light to medium volume packaging, including:
Quality, Productivity & Performance
. Superior mechanics and guillotine blade deliver clean, even cutting of reinforced and non-reinforced tape
. Steel side frame construction ensures durability and long life
. Two water brushes provide consistent, uniform wetting of adhesive
. Large water bottle means fewer refills and less downtime
. 15 preset tape lengths on clearly marked dial
. Great for sealing between 1 and 100 cartons per day/per 8-hour shift
. Water-activated tape is recyclable and repulpable
. Only one strip of water-activated tape is needed for a secure, strong seal
. Portable dispenser requires no electricity
. One Better Pack 333 Plus can potentially replace 64* handheld plastic tape guns!