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Product Highlight: Better Pack 333 Series

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By: Better Packages on July 14th, 2016

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With a wide selection of manual and electric water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers available, it's beneficial to learn more about each one to understand which dispenser will best fit your company’s carton sealing needs. Water-activated tape, also known as reinforced tape, gummed tape or Kraft paper tape, provides a permanent carton seal. Using the right tape dispenser will help to further maximize your company’s carton sealing productivity. Read more to learn the highlights of the Better Pack 333 Series, the #1 selling manual water-activated tape dispenser. 


Better Pack 333 Plus 

The Better Pack 333 Plus is a reliable and simple-to-use manual water-activated tape dispenser. (The Better Pack 333 is also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed tape dispenser or gum tape machine etc.). This water-activated paper tape dispenser has 15 preset tape lengths measured in inches on a dial to simplify the tape dispensing process. It is designed to seal approximately 1 to 50 cartons per day and does not require electricity. Take a look at the chart below to learn about the dispenser's specific features and benefits.

 Features of the Better Pack 333 Benefits
15 preset tape lengths measured in inches on a clearly marked dial  Simple to use operation                        
Steel side frame construction  Durable 
2 water brushes provide consistent, uniform adhesive wetting  Effective sealing 
Superior mechanics and guillotine blade deliver clean, even cutting of reinforced and non-reinforced tape  Reliable
Only one strip of water-activated tape needed for secure, strong seal Cost-effective
No electricity is needed to operate the tape dispenser Sustainable and Cost-effective

Also, check out the Better Pack 333 Plus with Top Heater. With the addition of heat, the warmed water in the reservoir optimizes the tape’s adhesive properties. This is important for chilly or cold carton sealing environments.  (This version requires electricity.)

Better Pack 333 - For International Markets

The Better Pack 333 comes in multiple configurations to meet the needs of the international marketplace. All versions have the same features and benefits. The chart below details the international options.


Electrical Requirements

Gum In or Gum Out (Tape)

Better Pack 333 Centimeters (BP333CM)


Gum In

Better Pack 333 Centimeters (BP333J- Japan Only)


Gum In

Better Pack 333 Centimeters (BP333M)


Gum Out

Central Brand® Water-Activated Tape

Better Packages offers a full line of Central brand water-activated tape through its parent company, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG). Water-activated tape is designed to create a superior seal on your corrugated cartons while providing advantages other carton sealing methods do not. 

Central brand water-activated tape is offered in a wide range of paper and reinforced water-activated tape styles, roll lengths and widths to best fit your carton sealing needs. It is the preferred choice of packaging specialists when quality, strength, security and professional appearance are critical. 

Want to learn more about Better Packages Water Activated Tape Dispensers ? Take a look at the chart below to find the best gummed tape dispenser for you. 

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About 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.