Carton Sealing Solutions

Lessons From the Factory Floor

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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Want to make your products better? Start with your shop floor. Involve your employees early and often. They know how to make your products better. When companies make their employees a key part of their continuous quality improvement programs, they make superior products a reality, not a wish. 

Many companies want to make continuous quality improvement (CI) part of their standard operating procedure, but fail because they don’t include everyone in the company – from top to bottom – as active participants. Companies that have integrated this concept into their culture are the ones that continue to evolve and improve.

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How to Safely Pack and Ship Glassware

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 11:37:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Safety, eCommerce, Shipping Glassware, Shipping Fragile Items

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Packaging and shipping glassware can seem fraught with risk. However, there are a few steps you can take to help remove the stress out of the packing and shipping process.

This post examines several tips that will help you to ensure that you safely pack and ship glassware.

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E-Commerce Customer Packing and Delivery Expectations

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 4:13:19 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, eCommerce

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Your e-commerce customer’s perception of your company is influenced by the way you handle order delivery. E-commerce customers have an increasingly high bar when it comes to customer satisfaction, and that includes speed of delivery, product security and branding. Fall short of expectations, and your customers are likely to move on to another company that will meet their requirements. As noted in the acclaimed book, Leading on the Edge of Chaos, by Daryl R. Conner, if you can reduce your customer defection rate by 5%, you can increase your profitability by 25%-125%. Read this blog to learn how to meet your customers’ delivery expectations.

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How Can Gummed Tape Benefit My Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 11:29:00 AM / by Better Packages posted in Water Activated Tape, Carton Sealing Solutions

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What is your company’s goal when shipping products? It is to make sure the products inside the corrugated cartons are delivered in perfect condition. If you are successful, your customers are satisfied and your company’s costs are reduced.

To keep your products protected, you’ll need a versatile sealing solution so your cartons can withstand the shipping process and your business can run cost-effectively. Sealing solution elements to consider include harsh handling treatment, theft, productivity, and branding. One sealing product, reinforced water-activated tape, also known as gummed tape, is uniquely suitable to stand up to the shipping challenge. This post highlights how gummed tape can benefit your business.

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Manual Vs. Electric Tape Dispenser: Which Is Better?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 2:54:18 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions

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People often ask which water-activated tape dispenser is better, electric or manual? The more relevant question to consider is which dispenser best meets your packaging needs? Once you have a clear understanding of your company’s packing situation and the features that are available on various dispensers, you'll have a better understanding of what style gummed paper tape dispenser will work best for you.

On the most basic level, you want to decide if you need a manual tape dispenser or an electric tape dispenser. This blog will help you differentiate between the two types of water-activated tape dispensers so you can choose the one that works best for your application.

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How Your Customers Can Help You Build Better Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2017 1:10:30 PM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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Want to manufacture a machine that builds customer loyalty? Make sure your customers help you build it. And then change it. And make it better. Companies that understand the critical role their customers can play in creating and improving their machines are the companies that last.

“By partnering with our customers over the years, we have been able to provide simple, safe packaging solutions that have created long-term customers. It’s a collaboration that has helped us evolve our products over our 100 year history to satisfy changing customer needs. We start by finding out what their needs are in terms of functionality, cost and production. Then, we design a product that not only meets their requirements, but also reflects their definition of machine excellence, “says Allen Crowe, Director of Engineering & Product Support for Better Packages, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intertape Polymer Group (IPG). In 2017, Better Packages, Inc. and IPG’s Central® brand of water-activated tape are jointly celebrating 100-year anniversaries.

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Product Highlights: Better Pack 755e Electric Tape Dispenser

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2017 2:41:13 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, water-activated tape dispenser

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Do you have a fast-paced packaging environment that needs an electric water-activated tape dispenser to increase your company's productivity? The Better Pack 755e model is available in two versions, 755eS and 755eM, to satisfy both the domestic and international markets. The difference in these models is that dispensing on the “eS” is measured in inches, while the “eM” is measured in centimeters.

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Why It’s Important to Regularly Maintain Your Packing Tape Dispenser

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 1:26:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Carton Sealing Solutions, water-activated tape dispenser

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Gummed tape, also known as water-activated tape (WAT), is a highly effective carton sealing method that forms a permanent bond with corrugated cartons. “Bonding” means that the tape’s adhesion literally becomes part of the carton and, as a result, your products stay protected throughout their shipping process. No one can break into the carton without the tape being ripped and the intrusion detected. Using gummed tape in conjunction with a gummed paper tape dispenser also saves your company time and money which enhances productivity and helps grow your business.

Performing the recommended regular maintenance on equipment can often be overlooked. People get busy doing their jobs and don’t necessarily give much thought to the tools that help them do their jobs efficiently. It’s important to remind employees about the need to systematize machine maintenance and to explain why it’s so important. This article discusses the benefits of regularly maintaining your water-activated tape dispensers.

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Top 4 Packaging Tips when Shipping Skis and Snowboards

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Better Packages posted in Shipping Snowboards, Shipping, Sporting Goods, Shipping Skis

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Winter-weather enthusiasts purchase their sporting equipment through a variety of channels including specialty stores, chain stores and online.
Since 2012, online sales of winter sporting equipment has averaged approximately 20% of total sales in the U.S, making ecommerce a vibrant $180 million category.

If you are engaged in the online sale and the shipping of snowboards and ski equipment, you know that they require careful attention to make sure they arrive to customers in ready-to-use shape.

Read on to learn some best packing practices for ski and snowboard shipments.

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A Future Paved by a History of Quality

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 9:38:09 AM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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In an age of disposable everything, is there still a place for products that can last decades? Two celebrated packaging brands say “YES”. Both have focused on a tradition of excellence and longevity that has allowed them to remain relevant into the 21st century.

Better Packages, and its parent company, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) through its Central brand of water-activated tape, share a perspective on the importance of quality that is allowing them to thrive in the 21st century of electronic fulfillment.

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