Better Packages

Founded in 1917, Better Packages is a leading manufacturer of tabletop water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers used in carton sealing. Better Packages’ product line includes auto-dispensing electric machines that are used in high volume fulfillment centers, as well as manual dispensers. In the U.S., Better Packages sells through multiple channels that include industrial and packaging distributors and catalog wholesalers, as well as direct to end-user customers. Its distribution network consists of over 160 authorized distributors including Tier 1 shipping and packaging. Better Packages also has another 50 international distributors that service over 70 countries. Better Packages is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), an acknowledged leader in the packaging industry. IPG sells a full line of Central® water-activated tape, as well as many other premier packaging products.

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Water Activated Tape | Safety

By: Better Packages
July 6th, 2021

We believe sustainability is one of the core growth drivers of our business in the long term. On June 21, 2021, our parent company, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), published its 2020 Sustainability Report, and we are very proud to share the highlights here.

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Water Activated Tape | Tape Dispensers

By: Better Packages
December 20th, 2020

People are continuing to switch to water-activated tape (WAT) for the several benefits it provides the packaging industries as well as the receivers. Because this tape provides such a strong bond to the corrugated carton, the sender can rest assure the package makes it to its destination safely and the sender will be pleased with the professional packaging. Another added benefit from WAT is that the material is made from paper, which makes for eco-friendly recyclability. Not only does WAT provide a permanent bond to the corrugated carton but also helps protect the environment, which is a common quality that people require when purchasing from specific brands. How can water-activated paper tape provide sustainability? Check out the article below for more information about how sustainable paper tape can benefit you as well as the environment. 

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Guide For Tape Dispensing Performance Solutions

If you are shipping cartons directly to your customers, you know the importance of choosing proper packaging to ensure the safety of your products throughout the fulfillment process.

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Water Activated Tape | Corrugated Cartons

By: Better Packages
May 27th, 2020

Supporting its corporate sustainability efforts, Interape Polymer Group, Better Packages’ parent company, announced that its line of Water-Activated Paper Tapes (unreinforced) has been certified recyclable.

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Corrugated Cartons | Packing & Shipping Tips | E-commerce

By: Better Packages
January 14th, 2020

Whether you are starting a business or adding a new offering to your product line, it is important to consider how you will package items for shipping. In particular, the type of carton you use is crucial. Many businesses choose cardboard boxes, but are they right for your needs?

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Water Activated Tape | Tape Dispensers | Better Packages

By: Better Packages
December 18th, 2019

There is plenty of scientific evidence and real-life experience in shipping departments proving that gummed tape is an excellent choice for fast, efficient, and effective sealing of cartons.  Also called water-activated tape (WAT), kraft paper tape, and brown paper tape, it produces a strong, secure, one-strip seal. When you’ve decided on gummed paper tape, your next consideration is which type of gummed tape dispenser to use.   For many shipping departments, nothing less than Better Packages gummed tape dispensers will do. They are durably engineered, user friendly, and reliable. But which model is right for your business? This blog post will help you decide.

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Water Activated Tape | Packing & Shipping Tips

By: Better Packages
December 9th, 2019

The holidays come up fast for e-commerce companies every year, and this year is no exception. That’s great news for businesses, but if you oversee the department packing and shipping those orders, it's sure to be a challenging season.

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Water Activated Tape | Packing & Shipping Tips

By: Better Packages
November 18th, 2019

If you are tasked with ensuring that your packaging and shipping operations run smoothly and without interruption, it is critical that you keep your team supplied with the materials they need to be productive. It is also important that you do what you can to control shipping-related costs. Buying shipping supplies in bulk can help you achieve both your operational and financial goals.

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Water Activated Tape | Packing & Shipping Tips

By: Better Packages
November 11th, 2019

Gummed paper tape, also called water-activated tape or WAT, provides many advantages over other types of packing tape, including faster application, a professional one-strip seal, enhanced security, and branding opportunity. If you’ve made the switch to gummed tape, there are best practices that can help you maximize the value of your investment.

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Water Activated Tape | Safety | Automotive

By: Better Packages
November 4th, 2019

Getting heavy automotive parts to your customers safely and securely can be challenging. From engines to hubcaps to transmissions or wheels, it's important to choose the right shipping materials  that can withstand the weight. In this post, we cover 4 key shipping details to consider to ensure that your car parts and packaging all stay intact during transit. 

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Automotive | Packing & Shipping Tips | E-commerce

By: Better Packages
October 28th, 2019

The online retail market for aftermarket automotive parts and accessories continues to grow at a rapid rate. In fact, according to findings from Hedges & Company, auto parts sales influenced by digital is likely to grow to $152 billion by 2021. This means that the challenges associated with packaging and shipping automotive parts and supplies need to be addressed quickly and efficiently.